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

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Fri Jan 7 17:05:14 GMT 2011

Mike Collinson wrote:
> Also, if you are wanting to click the magic button because you have 
> been holding back with OS data in your contributions ... David Groom 
> has just pointed out that the OS have not released their data under 
> the Open Government License at all but their own license which 
> "incorporates the Open Government License" ... see my separate 
> email cc'd from legal-talk.

For the purposes of signing the CTs this doesn't matter.

OS's OGLified licence remains compatible with the ODbL, because of the
express ODC compatibility clause (which is mentioned in the OS blog

Therefore it is compatible with version 1.2.3 of the Contributor Terms which
state "You are indicating that, as far as You know, You have the right to
authorize OSMF to use and distribute those Contents under our current
licence terms" and that you grant rights to OSMF "to the extent that you are
able to do so".


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