[Talk-ca] BC Open Data License compatibility

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 5 01:51:09 BST 2011

The issue with using data like this with OSM is when you contribute it under
the new contribution terms you accept that OSM can change the license at a
later date.  Practically speaking it makes it impossible to respect any
other license so currently only PD data and things you have explicitly
mapped yourself are safe.

In the OSM talk thread there are people who seem to think that all imports
are bad and I suspect the license change clause was put in by them to
discourage imports.

Cheerio John

On 4 September 2011 19:35, Russell Porter <contact at russellporter.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> What is the status on the BC Open Data site launched earlier this year?
> License: http://www.data.gov.bc.ca/dbc/admin/terms.page?
> It looks fine to me, but i know licensing is a big problem with osm.
> In particular, i am looking at doing a manual import of protected areas amd
> hiking trails (I imported a bunch of NrCan protected areas a while back)
> Finally, another license question. Since Sam V. (across canada trails)
> released his contribs as PD, cant i just re-import them into OSM on my
> account under odbl?
> Thanks,
> Russell
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