[Talk-GB] OS OpenData now OGL

Owen Boswarva owen.boswarva at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 18:41:55 UTC 2015


(I should clarify that by "compatible" I meant forward-compatible rather
than interoperable. OGL data is suitable as an input to a OdBL dataset, but
not vice versa.)

-- Owen (@owenboswarva)


On 18 February 2015 at 18:04, Jo Walsh <metazool at fastmail.net> wrote:

 I asked @owenboswarva on Twitter who is an active voice whom i trust on
> open government data issues, and he said this:
>
> "IMO the only significant difference is v3 explicitly permits re-users to
> list multiple attributions via a URI or link.
> ...the differences are mostly just tidier syntax. If you are happy v2 is
> compatible with OdBL (IMO it is) then v3 is also."
>
>
> zx
> --
> Jo Walsh
> metazool at fastmail.net
>
>
>
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2015, at 12:04 AM, Rob Nickerson wrote:
>
> On 17 February 2015 at 23:57, Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl>
> wrote:
>
>
> I could imagine that OGL-3 has imported OS ODL's clause on
> sublicensing that caused incompatibility with ODbL, which would make
> OGL-3 incompatible with ODbL.Do we have confirmation that this is not
> the case, i.e. that OGL-3 and ODbL are compatible?
>
> -- Matthijs
>
>
>
>  All the OGL versions are online. A comparison of v2 and v3 shows nothing
> to worry me. Hopefully Robert W will chip in as he's clued up on all this.
>
> Version 3:
> http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
>
> Version 2:
> http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/2/
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