[talk-au] ODbL data.gov.au permission granted

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 11:22:56 BST 2011

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 2:48 AM, 80n <80n80n at gmail.com> wrote:
> Andrew, that's great that you've had a response from AGIMO.

Yes it is, I made sure to thank them for this.

> Would it be possible for you to share a copy of their response with this
> group?  I've made a similar request to Grant about his "explicit, express
> permission" and it seems reasonable to ask you the same question.
> Sadly, we really need first hand documentary evidence for any claim, either
> way, to have any value.

Below I quote the response from the data.gov.au team which I received:

>OpenStreetMap (OSM) are utilising datasets made available from data.gov.au
>under CC-BY 2.5 or CC-BY 3.0 only.  They are required to attribute the authors
>correctly, which they now are through their Wiki.  This provides an appropriate
>chain of attribution, in accordance with Creative Commons licensing, for any
>end user of OSM products.
>In the example you provided, you as end user would be obliged to attribute
>OSM when you used the extracted data.  They, in turn, are obliged to attribute
>the original government dataset. We do not consider that what we are providing
>is “special permission” – we have only clarified our position on appropriate

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