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

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 05:51:56 UTC 2015


On 16 April 2015 at 15:26, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

> On 4/15/2015 6:01 AM, Ross wrote:
>
>> Hi Simon,
>>
>> The issue is not with the licence.  The current terms and conditions
>> require permission to add data not owned by the contributor.
>>
> This is incorrect. An appropriate license is sufficient. Some obviously
> appropriate licenses are CC0, PDDL, ODC-BY and the ODbL itself.
>
> The issue is that CC BY (and BY-SA) 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0 require a form of
> attribution that is not practical for most map uses, so we need permission.
> This would have been true even without the license change, as we were never
> meeting the requirements of those versions of CC BY.
>
> We have permission for many Australian sources, and I believe for all CC
> BY Australian sources that were in use at the time of the license change.
>

Thanks for clarifying this Paul. Does CC-BY 4.0 have the same issue?

What specific permission do we need? Do we essentially need the data
supplier to agree to CC0 plus attribution in some specific form. Is there a
sample legal agreement or text for this?
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