[Talk-GB] OS Free

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 4 10:44:40 GMT 2010

This will come up for review by the OSMF board, however it will need to OSM
community to generate the views from which the board can prepare a single
response. A single response from the OSMF doesn't stop individuals making
their own response, but individuals won't be able to make the response in
the name of the OSMF.


Mikel set out the bare bones on a wiki page which should be used for the









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[mailto:talk-gb-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Tom Chance
Sent: 04 January 2010 10:05 AM
To: Brian Prangle
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Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OS Free


2010/1/4 Brian Prangle <bprangle at googlemail.com>

The OS disccussion paper was published on 23 December and it proposes a wide
ranging business and organisational change to the OS. In its section
reviewing the market changes and pressure the OS are under it fails to
mention OSM. Is this something we should address? 

I posted this a while back with little response.

I think the OSMF should definitely submit a response which we can discuss
here, and which the OSMF members can vote on (or whatever the OSMF procedure

My view is that the OSMF response should at a minimum encourage the release
of as much data as possible; address the licensing question to ensure
compatability; encourage timely releases of data in suitable formats; and
cite some case studies where other comparable data sets have been imported
into OSM.

With this mass of data being released will we in the UK be become script
authors concerned with data imports with less relevance (or desire) to do
ground surveys?

I'm sure we must collect data not held by OS, and I'm fairly confident that
the Government won't force the release of as much data as we'd like.


http://tom.acrewoods.net   http://twitter.com/tom_chance

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