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

Kathleen Lu kathleen.lu at mapbox.com
Tue May 14 19:29:12 UTC 2019


I think what's key for each individual Wikidata editor to know is that it's
possible for even an individual to engage in a "systematic attempt to
aggregate" per the Geocoding Guidelines, which is not allowed without
triggering sharealike. Copying single lat/longs is permitted without
sharealike.

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 5:47 PM Shu Higashi <higa432 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Shu
>
> 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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