[Talk-ca] Vancouver campus data

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 23:20:47 BST 2010

On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Gregory <nomoregrapes at googlemail.com> wrote:
> For information, this is the reply I got from my lecturer at the end of last
> week:
> Hi Gregory
> I check with a few people and try to find the correct contact. There are a
> few members that are into the GIS while another sector is still 'hugging'
> their databases. I'll report early next week.
> Cheers
> Jose
> If I get my foot in the door (e-mail communications flowing, or even better
> a meeting/presentation opportunity) then I feel confident I can convert them
> (although I understand it is a challenge). While waiting to make contact,
> I'm working on a little website that will be cool for OSM worldwide, but
> testing it on the campus and might make a good example of the benefit of
> PlantOps data for the university. I'll of course announce it as soon as I
> have something to show.
> Would I need to talk to UBC Legal if I get some one high up in Plant Ops to
> agree, e.g. the manager. I don't think there should be technicalities
> involved or a license, I'm aiming for a "Here is this one time file sent to
> Gregory, which we grant permission for it to be imported into OSM and the
> data used in the way OSM says.". Rather than them uploading the data to
> their website, updating it frequently, available for non-OSM use of some
> kind.
> You have got me thinking that maybe UBC need to agree, not just the PlantOps
> division. Which could make it all the more confusing, I'm not sure who I
> talk to. At least PlantOps is a start, and if I get them on board they
>  could ask the relevant person. We will see what happens once communication
> gets past the Geography (teaching) Department.

The question at hand is this: Can PlantOps arbitrarily relicense the
data they produce? If they cannot, then you need to talk to Legal.

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