[talk-au] Use of mapconnect data in OSM [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Ross info at 4x4falcon.com
Wed Apr 15 23:02:42 UTC 2015

On 15/04/15 23:14, Andrew Harvey wrote:
> On 15 April 2015 at 23:01, Ross <info at 4x4falcon.com 
> <mailto:info at 4x4falcon.com>> wrote:
>     The issue is not with the licence.  The current terms and
>     conditions require permission to add data not owned by the
>     contributor.
> Is there a source for this statement?

Go back to all the discussions in the 12 months prior to the licence 
change.  This was one of the major sticking points for a number of 

> I was under the assumption that in order to contribute data (whether 
> your own or someone else's) into OSM, the data must comply with the 
> contributor terms. Although the CTs agree to always give attribution, 
> this (probably) still isn't compatible with the attribution required 
> by CC-BY and the "provide a link to the license and indicate if 
> changes were made" clauses of CC-BY. So my thinking is for data to be 
> added to OSM under the current CTs it needs to waive these 
> requirements of CC-BY and settle for attribution only (and perhaps a 
> specific form of attribution).
>     As you point out though this data is upto 8 years old and in many
>     cases there is probably better or more current data available eg
>     Tasmanian Estate Reserve.
> CAPAD is seems pretty good, 
> http://www.environment.gov.au/fed/catalog/search/resource/details.page?uuid=%7B4448CACD-9DA8-43D1-A48F-48149FD5FCFD%7D

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