[talk-au] Fwd: [OSM-talk] Licence redaction ready to begin

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Mon Jul 9 22:55:28 BST 2012

Here's the original announcement by Richard (note the tiny Freudian slip
wrt the date).

As soon as the bot starts running, I'll stop consuming diffs (that is
syncing with the OSM database) for cleanmap et al. In other words
remapping happening later will not get reflected in the data.

I'll generate a final version of the road list I mentioned earlier on too.


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Betreff: 	[OSM-talk] Licence redaction ready to begin
Datum: 	Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:46:43 +0100
Von: 	Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemeD.net>
An: 	talk at openstreetmap.org, dev at openstreetmap.org,
announce at openstreetmap.org

Hello all,

I'm pleased to announce that the licence change bot is ready to get 

Starting this week, we will be 'redacting' the contributions (less than 
1%) from the live database that are not compatible with the new 
Contributor Terms and Open Database Licence (ODbL) - in other words, 
they will no longer be accessible. We are expecting to begin on 
_Wednesday_ (9th July) assuming a couple of final setup details are 
completed by then.

The bot will run in the following order:
    1. Ireland
    2. UK
    3. Western Europe
    4. North America
    5. Australia
    6. rest of the world

Once it is complete, we will be ready to distribute data under the ODbL 
and we'll advise of that with a separate announcement. The final 
pre-redaction dataset available under CC-BY-SA has now been generated at 
http://planet.openstreetmap.org/planet-120704.osm.bz2 . Where data has 
been redacted, any attempt to access it from the API or the site's 
'browse' pages will return a response to that effect.

Test runs have shown that the bot is functioning as we want it to, but 
we will of course be monitoring its progress. We are currently expecting 
it to take in the order of one month to complete; given the many 
variables I'm afraid we can't give a more precise steer yet, but we'll 
aim to keep everyone updated as it runs (via the announce@ and talk@ lists).

There will be _no_ API outage and no other interruption to editing. When 
the bot is running in your area, please do save your edits frequently to 
minimise the likelihood of conflict.

(Separate messages are going to talk-ie@ and talk-gb@ as the first two 
areas to be affected. Please do forward and translate this for your 
local mailing lists.)

As you know we were expecting this to start just after 1st April and the 
complexity of the task incurred the delay. Thank you all very much for 
your patience in waiting for it to get underway. Thank you especially to 
those who have contributed to the code, whether by patches, suggestions 
or just helping to firm up the workings.

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