[Talk-GB] OS OpenData and ODbL OK

Robert Whittaker (OSM) robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 08:57:00 BST 2011

On 5 July 2011 15:57, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> But personally I consider that this OS
> statement has put the case "beyond reasonable doubt", and it would be
> terrific if - the Contributor Terms clarification permitting - you could
> agree for your data.

Indeed. I assure you that I'm keener that you to allow my
contributions to be kept. I want to be able to continue contributing
to OSM, and I don't want my hard work to go to waste.

This issue of ODbL+DbCL compatibility is actually irrelevant as far as
my CTs issue is concerned, provided the clarification suggested by
Mike [1] is adopted. Under that, you only have to agree that your
contributions are compatible with the current license -- which is
CC-By-SA -- and there's never been a compatibility issue there.

So I'm still just waiting for the CTs clarification to be officially
adopted by OSMF. From some recent email correspondence with Steve C,
it seems that the OSMF board aren't particularly aware of the CTs
issue. So the best way for clarification I'm seeking to come would
probably be for LWG to issue a statement, and then the OSMF board to
simply endorse it. There's a draft statement in the LWG minutes a few
weeks ago [2]. I wonder if LWG got round to approving this at their
most recent meeting...


[1] http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/2011-June/011931.html
[2] https://docs.google.com/View?id=dd9g3qjp_121dzjmk5c5&pli=1

Robert Whittaker

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