[Talk-ca] OGL licenses

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 22:39:32 UTC 2017

Treasury Board Canada's Open Data License 2.0 has been reviewed by the
legal working group and deemed OK.  The City of Ottawa's license which was
derived from the TB one has been accepted.

TB is coming out with a tool kit for open data for the municipalities which
includes the suggested licence.  It is expected that these licenses will
pass LWG review but should not be used until the review has taken place.

Licences which are not based not the TB license such as Toronto and Ontario
are going through LWG at the moment.

So for the moment I would suggest you help yourself to City of Ottawa Open
Data and that available through the TB portal but hold off on anything
else.  One day we'll get all the bus stops in.

I seem to recall the City of Vancouver has given the data to OSM but Paul
Norman I think has the details on that one and has deemed it acceptable but
check with him first.

Cheerio John

On 2 June 2017 at 17:45, <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am curious what the current status is around OGL-like licenses and
> compatibility with ODbL / suitability for using to improve OSM. Looking at
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Canada, there are quite a
> few regional variations on the OGL license. Has it been possible to make a
> generalized statement around compatibility with ODbL and using the data
> governed by these licenses for improving OSM? Is that worth pursuing (with
> the LWG), or do we just need to ask each individual data owner for
> permission?
> Thanks!
> Martijn
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