[Talk-GB] OS have switched to Open Government License today...

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 13:13:26 GMT 2011


But (unless I've missed something) that doesn't deal with the issue
that the CTs reserve the right to switch the data to (amongst other
things) a non-attribution licence at a future date.

Richard

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 2:39 PM, Peter Miller <peter.miller at itoworld.com> wrote:
> The OS have today switched to the Open Government License which means that
> any remaining doubts of the compatibility of OS Open data with ODBL have
> been resolved as far as I can see.
>
> Details in the email below.
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
> Peter
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu>
> Date: 6 January 2011 10:29
> Subject: Re: [OSM-legal-talk] CTs and the 1 April deadline
> To: "Licensing and other legal discussions." <legal-talk at openstreetmap.org>
> Cc: Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>
>
>
> On 04/01/11 15:49, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
>
>> As it happens OS is planning to move to the Open Government Licence, and
>> this has an explicit compatibility clause with any ODC attribution
>> licence.
>> (It also has sane guidance on attribution, e.g. "If it is not practical to
>> cite all sources and attributions in your product prominently, it is good
>> practice to maintain a record or list of sources and attributions in
>> another
>> file. This should be easily accessible or retrievable.")
>
> This switch has just been announced:
>
> http://blog.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/2011/01/changes-to-the-os-opendata-licence/
>
> Tom
>
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