[Talk-ca] Crowdsourcing with Statistics Canada (Ottawa ODL 2.0 is go!)
Stewart C. Russell
scruss at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 02:15:07 UTC 2017
I just got access to the OSMF LWG draft minutes from yesterday, and I
have good news: Ottawa ODL 2.0 data /can/ be included in the OSM database.
The minutes link -
- is still draft so may not be generally readable, so I've included the
text in full below:
*5. Statement on Ottawa Open Data Licence Version 2.0 compatibility*
Approval of the following statement:
The LWG has been asked to determine the compatibility of Ottawa Open
Data, Licence Version 2.0 (Ottawa ODL 2.0) with the ODbL 2.0 in
conjunction with importing so licensed data. The text of the Ottawa
ODL 2.0 can be found
The Ottawa ODL 2.0 is a localised version of the OGL
in turn is loosly based on the UK OGL. The changes relative to the
OGL Canada due to localisation are the licensor (the City of Ottawa)
and reference to the definition of "personal information" as defined
in the "Ontario Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of
The LWG has determined
that the attribution requirements of the Ottawa ODL 2.0 can be
met by adding the required text to the wiki contributor page and
corresponding changeset source attribute values, and that there
is no downstream attribution requirement,
that we are not using "Personal Information" as defined in the
licence and referenced legislation,
and that so licensed material can be included in the OpenStreetMap
dataset and distributed on ODbL 1.0 terms.
In the past the local variants of the OGL Canada have varied widely
and have in some cases included additional terms that have made them
incompatible with the ODbL and in some instances non-open. For this
reason we are not making a blanket statement on other such localised
versions of the OGL at this point in time and will continue to
review them on a case by case base.
Approved with 4 yes, 1 abstain.
I've also updated the wiki page.
Have a great weekend!
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