[Talk-ca] Crowdsourcing with Statistics Canada (Ottawa ODL 2.0 is go!)

John Marshall rps333 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 03:10:57 UTC 2017


Great news

On Mar 3, 2017 9:16 PM, "Stewart C. Russell" <scruss at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 - https://docs.google.com/document/d/
> 1KyTLbQWSmo1rdoppqlFGTB3by-qVAzjLo_LPml3Ri9Y/edit - 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 here
> <http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/get-know-your-city/open-data#open-data-licence-version-2-0>
> *http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/get-know-your-city/open-data#open-data-licence-version-2-0*
> <http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/get-know-your-city/open-data#open-data-licence-version-2-0>
>
> The Ottawa ODL 2.0 is a localised version of the OGL Canada
> <http://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada>
> *http://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada*
> <http://open.canada.ca/en/open-government-licence-canada> which 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 Privacy Act",
>
> 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!
>  Stewart
>
>
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