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

Richard Mann richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 14:48:16 GMT 2011

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Attribution is guaranteed by the Contributor Terms (section 4), which
> continue regardless of the licence chosen.
> In addition, the latest version of the CTs (1.2.3, at
> https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1sC0SrG_R6OkRDdC3IJKlmDEn2pYTY2DZfcpSLFdiBBU)
> only requires of the mapper that you grant rights "to the extent that you
> are able to do so".
> So you do not have to grant rights over OS data that you do not have. You
> are only asked (Section 1a) to ensure that "You have the right to authorize
> OSMF to use and distribute those Contents under our _current_ licence terms"
> (my emphasis). The Open Government Licence is compatible with ODbL, so
> contributions derived from OS OpenData are fine. Withdrawing incompatible
> data after a putative future licence change is OSMF's problem, not yours.

Ah. So maybe I did miss something. Are those now the CTs I'm agreeing
to if I click the magic button?

Perhaps it's also been discussed by the nearmap crowd and I've just
been deleting their emails.


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