[Talk-ca] City of Fredericton Open Data website

Connors, Bernie (SNB) Bernie.Connors at snb.ca
Mon Sep 26 19:57:11 BST 2011


Paul,

                Richard Weait also picked up on the license issues with the City of Fredericton's Open Data website.  We have provided the City of Fredericton with some feedback, suggestions, and offers of assistance.  An initial response from the City has indicated that they will review the issues.  Let's hope they make some changes.

Bernie.
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Bernie Connors
New Maryland, NB
bernie.connors at unb.ca
From: Paul Norman [mailto:penorman at mac.com]
Sent: Monday, 2011-09-26 15:27
To: Connors, Bernie (SNB); 'Talk-CA OpenStreetMap'
Subject: RE: [Talk-ca] City of Fredericton Open Data website

A quick reading of the terms of use at http://www.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/TermsOfUse.asp seems to show that they suffer from the same problems as the Vancouver terms of use and are non-open. http://weait.com/content/unintended-restrictions has an analysis of them.

This is not just a problem for OSM, but for anyone who does due diligence and reads the license.

The license also appears to be incompatible with the Vancouver license.

From: Connors, Bernie (SNB) [mailto:Bernie.Connors at snb.ca]
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 7:46 AM
To: Talk-CA OpenStreetMap
Subject: [Talk-ca] City of Fredericton Open Data website

There has not been an announcement on this yet but the website is now available:
http://www.fredericton.ca/en/citygovernment/DataMain.asp

Bernie.

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Bernie Connors
New Maryland, NB
bernie.connors at unb.ca<mailto:bernie.connors at unb.ca>

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