[Talk-ca] Vancouver Open Data New Layer

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 01:51:04 GMT 2010


Richard et all,

My appologies then, my message was a reqest for information.

Its OK if the data is not suitable, with the current OSM licence.
However, it is now clear that BOTH the Vancouver Data licence AND the
OpenStreetMap licence is also unclear. (as i also dont understand the
OSM licence, which is rather amusing) :-)

Unfortunatly, i am not a lawyer. So the only way that i can guage, is
on a responce from someone at the Vancouver, to indicate the current
status. This way, we can post this information on the wiki.

Sorry for the confusion.

Best,
Sam Vekemans

On 3/22/10, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Sam Vekemans
> <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>>
>> cc:
>> "OSGeo Local Chapter, British Columbia, Canada"
>> <osgeo-bc at lists.osgeo.org>,
>> "Talk-CA OpenStreetMap" <talk-ca at openstreetmap.org>,
>>
>> Its great to see this new parks data available!  The Team of OpenStreetMap
>> in the Vancouver area is happy to see it it available for use.
>
> Dear Sam,
>
> This data, and all of the Vancouver data, is not available for use in
> OpenStreetMap.  Their license is not currently compatible with
> OpenStreetMap, or in fact any other data as far as I can tell.
>
> Details and license review here:
> http://weait.com/content/unintended-restrictions
>
> and Related articles
>
> http://weait.com/content/tragedy-edmontorcouver-open-data
> http://weait.com/content/better-approach-municipal-open-data
> http://weait.com/content/another-approach-open-municipal-data
>


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