[Osmf-talk] compatible licenses / ODbL

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 16:39:53 UTC 2016

I think a possible problem is the small print that OSM has on the
contributor's terms that says OSM can change the license.  ie its difficult
to say any license lines up.

Cheerio John

On 16 January 2016 at 11:31, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> Is there a list of known compatible (or definitely not compatible)
> licenses for the current ODbL?
> I'm asking because our regional government has released boundary data in
> cc-by 4.0 and we are asking ourselves if we can use it in OSM.
> Another question that stems from a quick research for the above, I have
> seen here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Catalogue
> That appearently some cc-by 3.0 data has also been imported since the
> license change. Is this an indication that cc-by 3.0 is also compatible?
> I am aware that any data that has some strings attached might not be
> suitable for a potential future relicensing as regulated by the user CTs.
> Thank you,
> cheers,
> Martin
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