[OSM-legal-talk] Copy information from official business website (WAS: Proposal for a revision of JA:Available Data)

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Tue Jul 9 16:32:02 UTC 2019

Re the "misleading" license - I do not think that anyone at Tesco who wrote
that to cover the entire website was thinking of how it would specifically
apply to the hours of shops, as opposed to, for example, a phishing site
that attempted to emulate the Tesco site.
The different with the Sacramento open data portal is that clearly they
intended to apply CC-BY to the data. Now, that said, I doubt that the
Sacramento data administrators knew that CC-BY and ODbL are not fully
compatible. This is a case where one might write in and obtain a waiver.

On Tue, Jul 9, 2019 at 12:04 AM tomoya muramoto <muramototomoya at gmail.com>

> I understand that dominant opinion is the fact data published on the
> official website is available to OSM.
> It's good for the OSM community to be clear about available data.
> I would like to ask again about similar cases that I do not understand
> enough.
> Assume that TESCO has published the shop data under the CC BY license.
> Then can I use that data for OSM?
> I think that data is not available because CC BY license is incompatible
> with ODbL as OSMF has stated.
> https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2017/03/17/use-of-cc-by-data/
> However, current data published by TESCO under the "misleading" terms is
> considered as available.
> It seems unreasonable for me that open data is not available and
> "misleading" terms data is available.
> And another case.
> Many municipalities have published open data under CC BY license. For
> example, Sacramento County has published the location data of the drainage
> pumps under CC BY license.
> https://data-sacramentocounty.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/37cc6535316e43dbab8e1942ef1d7313_3
> Can I use this data for OSM without additional permission?
> I think that it is not available because it is incompatible with ODbL.
> However, drainage pumps are managed by Sacramento County, and their names
> and locations are fact data, so they can be considered as available. Which
> is correct?
> After this discussion I would like to make an OSM wiki page as an
> agreement by the OSM global community.
> wiki/Available_Data is fine for it?
> Thanks.
> muramoto
> _______________________________________________
> legal-talk mailing list
> legal-talk at openstreetmap.org
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/legal-talk
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/legal-talk/attachments/20190709/5fb22fd1/attachment.html>

More information about the legal-talk mailing list