[Talk-us] Fwd: [OSM-dev] Licence redaction ready to begin

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 22:41:45 BST 2012

Forwarding from talk/dev

Note that the date given (9th) should be "11th"

So we may see things starting to happen here in the US within the next
week or two.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>
Date: Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM
Subject: [OSM-dev] Licence redaction ready to begin
To: talk at openstreetmap.org, dev at openstreetmap.org, announce at openstreetmap.org

Hello all,

I'm pleased to announce that the licence change bot is ready to get underway.

Starting this week, we will be 'redacting' the contributions (less
than 1%) from the live database that are not compatible with the new
Contributor Terms and Open Database Licence (ODbL) - in other words,
they will no longer be accessible. We are expecting to begin on
_Wednesday_ (9th July) assuming a couple of final setup details are
completed by then.

The bot will run in the following order:
    1. Ireland
    2. UK
    3. Western Europe
    4. North America
    5. Australia
    6. rest of the world

Once it is complete, we will be ready to distribute data under the
ODbL and we'll advise of that with a separate announcement. The final
pre-redaction dataset available under CC-BY-SA has now been generated
at http://planet.openstreetmap.org/planet-120704.osm.bz2 . Where data
has been redacted, any attempt to access it from the API or the site's
'browse' pages will return a response to that effect.

Test runs have shown that the bot is functioning as we want it to, but
we will of course be monitoring its progress. We are currently
expecting it to take in the order of one month to complete; given the
many variables I'm afraid we can't give a more precise steer yet, but
we'll aim to keep everyone updated as it runs (via the announce@ and
talk@ lists).

There will be _no_ API outage and no other interruption to editing.
When the bot is running in your area, please do save your edits
frequently to minimise the likelihood of conflict.

(Separate messages are going to talk-ie@ and talk-gb@ as the first two
areas to be affected. Please do forward and translate this for your
local mailing lists.)

As you know we were expecting this to start just after 1st April and
the complexity of the task incurred the delay. Thank you all very much
for your patience in waiting for it to get underway. Thank you
especially to those who have contributed to the code, whether by
patches, suggestions or just helping to firm up the workings.

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