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

Shu Higashi higa432 at gmail.com
Wed May 15 08:17:41 UTC 2019


Thanks, Martin and Kathleen.

I will let wikidata people know the operation as I described 1-4
and tell them to be sure not to be engaged in "systematic attempt to aggregate"
in order to avoid share-alike triggering.


2019-05-15 4:29 GMT+09:00, Kathleen Lu via legal-talk
<legal-talk at openstreetmap.org>:
> 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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