[Talk-ca] Crowdsourcing with Statistics Canada

James james2432 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 15:40:41 UTC 2017


I have a statement from the city that the ODBL and ODL are inline and pose
no issues from the city's stand point.

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Canada:Ontario:Ottawa/Import/Plan#Explicit_permission

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:32 AM, Stewart C. Russell <scruss at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi James -
>
> > Yet it's the same as the Vancouver one that has been approved, and had
> > data imported....
>
> Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the way that OSM needs to work.
> The licences aren't the same: you can't use Vancouver's agreement to
> bind the City of Ottawa, and the Federal agreement doesn't hold Ottawa
> to anything about its data.
>
> The Vancouver data was available to OSM because Paul Norman and Adam
> Williamson[1] got an agreement from the city's Director, Access to
> Information stating that the city's data sets were released in
> accordance with the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of
> Privacy Act[2].
>
> (I'd also recommend Paul Norman's notes on licence compatibility[3]
> linked from the OSM Vancouver page[4]: they explain why all these
> licenses aren't equivalent, and why it's so much work for us to accept
> them.)
>
> What I think - and I say think, because I'm learning too - needs to
> happen is that we ask the City's Access to Information officials:
>
>         Can you please confirm in writing that the data sets
>          * (name of data set 1) (url of data set 1)
>          * (name of data set 2) (url of data set 2)
>          * ...
>         are released in accordance with the Ontario Municipal Freedom
>         of Information and Protection of Privacy Act?
>
> With that confirmation in hand, and the LWG's confirmation (requested by
> me, yesterday) that the City's data licence 2.0 is compatible, then I
> think the matter should go away. Apologies if my approach has appeared
> to change: as I said, I'm learning as I go along.
>
> Best Wishes,
>  Stewart
>
> References:
>
> [1]: “[Talk-ca] [Fwd: Compliance statement] - Vancouver address
>         information cleared for OSM use”
>         <https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ca/2014-
> February/006037.html>
>
> [2]: “Compliance statement”
>         <https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ca/
> attachments/20140203/c3441d6a/attachment.mht>
>
> [3]: “[Talk-ca] Nanaimo OGL license”
>         <https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ca/2013-
> December/005974.html>
>
> [4]: “Canada:British Columbia:Vancouver”
>         <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Canada:British_
> Columbia:Vancouver#GIS_sources_by_city>
>
>
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