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

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 12:09:33 BST 2011

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> >attribution.

Thank you, Andrew.

I wonder if Grant received a similar answer but interpreted it in a
different way.  Grant?

Perhaps we'll never know....

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