[talk-ph] Bulk contributors in the Philippines and the ODbL license

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 01:55:14 GMT 2009

I am also monitoring the exchanges (hundreds!) regarding the license
change.  But honestly, there's too much noise than signal.
I think we need to clear up the air a little bit to get an objective
sense on what the license will be and its implications to our personal
contributions and bulk imports.

2 bulk imports in the Philippines should be of concern:

1. Naga City
2. POI import from jklinc,waypoints.ph,rpmap

The rest of the bulk imports (coastline, GNS, out-of-copyright maps)
shouldn't have much problem.
I will comb through the data import page in the next few days.

On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 8:06 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> I think maning can answer this more fully since he's the one who keeps tabs
> on all of the bulk imports in the Philippines. But as far as I am aware, all
> of the really bulk imports come from public domain data sources (e.g., the
> Naga City GIS import).
> Regards,
> Eugene / seav
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 4:58 AM, Mike Collinson <mike at ayeltd.biz> wrote:
>> Hallo again,
>> Regarding the OSM's new license process that I just emailed about, I have
>> a question for you.
>> With Germany, the Philippines community has taken an aggressive lead in
>> getting contributions of bulk data from government authorities. Is it
>> necessary to make them aware that we may move to a new license and could
>> there be any repercussion of that?
>> It is still a very similar license - community, private and commercial use
>> OK as long as attribution and share-alike clauses are met - but a change is
>> a change.
>> At the moment we are encouraging informal dialogue with some of our really
>> big contributors such as AND in Holland and perhaps you want to do the same.
>>  I'd be grateful for any feedback.  If you feel there is a need to make a
>> formal approach, I recommend we wait until we can have a final copy of the
>> license and a clear indication that it is going to be accepted by the OSM
>> community as a whole.
>> Mike
>> OSMF License Working Group
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