[OSM-legal-talk] How to get geolocation without problem into Wikidata

Shu Higashi higa432 at gmail.com
Tue May 14 00:46:03 UTC 2019

I wanted to tell Wikidata community in Japan how to get geolocation
from OSM without problem(trigger share-alike).
It will be a kind of guideline for them and each Wikidata editor may
do so individually.


2019-05-14 8:08 GMT+09:00, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
> sent from a phone
>> On 14. May 2019, at 00:14, Kathleen Lu via legal-talk
>> <legal-talk at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>> If by "Each wikidata people repeat this operation manually." you mean that
>> each individual Wikipedia editor makes their own decision about whether to
>> copy the lat/long, and it is not a coordinated or automated effort (not a
>> "systematic attempt to aggregate" per the Geocoding Guidelines), then it
>> is allowed.
> how could Wikidata not be considered a coordinated effort? I mean he is
> asking here, people are making plans how to proceed, how can this be „not
> coordinated“? Isn’t a plan to operate „individually“ already a kind of
> coordination (purposefully crafted to circumvent the licensing provisions)?
> Cheers, Martin
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