[talk-au] Talk-au Digest, Vol 74, Issue 7

Li Xia lisxia1982 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 12:50:06 UTC 2013


Is marking source:GeoScience Australia considered attribution?

Li.


On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM, <talk-au-request at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

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>    1. Incorporating public information into OSM - Legal situation
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> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:49:43 +1030
> From: Brett Russell <brussell237 at live.com.au>
> To: OSM Australia mailing list <talk-au at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: [talk-au] Incorporating public information into OSM - Legal
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> Hi
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> I have been working on OSM maps for bushwalking and this has generated a
> fair bit of interest.  A few people have taken up mapping and one person
> approached me on lifting rivers and streams data from the 1:250,000
> publicly available data.  My response was no as it is likely copyrighted
> and OSM requires no restriction be placed on the data.  Not to be defeated
> he wrote to A/g Manager, Information & Product Management Policy Unit
>  Information Management Corporate Services  |  GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA and
> received this reply.
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> "Thank you for your email enquiry in regards to copyright and Creative
> Commons. The material available as a free download under a Creative
> Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence is still under copyright. We
> are releasing many of our products under the CC-BY licence which means
> that you may share (copy, distribute and transmit the work), remix and
> make adaption or even make commercial use of the work. The only
> condition for using the product under this licence is that you must
> attribute Geoscience Australia.
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en
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>  If you have any further questions or would like me to send you the
> attribution statement we require please let me know.
>
> Regards"
>
> Given that this data (rough as it might be) might be available what is the
> OSM community thoughts on an Australia wide approach?  Basically has anyone
> been down this road.  I would imagine the challenge would be to identify
> what data is available under what license.
>
>  Anyway your thoughts please.
>
> Cheers
>
> Brett
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