[Talk-GB] OS OpenData and ODbL OK

David Groom reviews at pacific-rim.net
Tue Jul 5 12:27:54 BST 2011

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Avis" <eda at waniasset.com>
To: <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OS OpenData and ODbL OK

> Michael Collinson <mike at ...> writes:
>>Ordnance Survey has explicitly considered any licensing conflict between
>>their license and ODbL and "has no objections to geodata derived in part
>>from OS OpenData being released under the Open Database License 1.0."
> As I understand it the objection was not so much whether the data can be
> distributed under the ODbL but whether the contributor terms (which under 
> some
> reasonable interpretations allow OSMF to distribute under a different 
> licence
> in future) are compatible.
> You have previously given your personal interpretation of the CTs, which 
> is that
> a contributor need only assert that data is compatible with the *current* 
> licence
> terms (and so might be incompatible with some putative future licence). 
> Will
> there be official confirmation from OSMF backing up this interpretation?

This was discussed at the LWG meeting 21 June [1], and draft wording was 
proposed.  I assume that this will at some stage be formalised, maybe even 
at tonight's LWG meeting?



[1]  https://docs.google.com/View?id=dd9g3qjp_121dzjmk5c5&pli=1

> If not, is there a means for people to click 'I accept the CTs, subject to 
> the
> interpretation posted on the talk-gb mailing list'?
> -- 
> Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>
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