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

David Groom reviews at pacific-rim.net
Fri Jan 7 18:49:31 GMT 2011

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Fairhurst" <richard at systemed.net>
To: <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OS have switched to Open Government License today...

> 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
> posting).
> 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".


I simply don't follow the logic of you giving more legal weight to a blog 
posting than you give to the actual licence.

I know we're going to have to differ on this point, but I give more weight 
to the actual licence that the OS have posed on their web site.



> cheers
> Richard

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