[Talk-us] Legal Research
alyssapwright at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 23:58:13 UTC 2016
Thanks Clifford. We will definitely include those questions and will make sure to publish the group's responses. Also, I think Alex had the latest update on public minutes and financials. As with all our efforts with transparency this was not are attempt to hide anything but probably lack of time!
As for your comments Steve - the legal student work is not based on any company brief. This is an effort to bring legal students into our community. This isn't a corporate agenda. Personally I think it's about diversifying our community with a range of learning and expertise. Which I know is something we all believe in.
Please feel free to send any further questions our way. And hope to see you at the town hall!
> On Feb 21, 2016, at 6:48 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:
> I will be out of the country with iffy internet service on Wed but would otherwise like to join the call. Would you mind if we solicit questions ahead of time that we could have discuss? I have two question or maybe they are really concerns.
> One of my concern is that the legal opinions I see regarding ODbL all focus on third party uses of the data. None of the opinions ask the question, what happens to OSM if we were to relax the terms of the license. It is as if business intelligence from a for-profit business Trumped (pun intended) OSM's contributors.
> The second concern is how to give back to government agencies that publish their data with no constraints. I would love it if the agencies could use our data. How can that be facilitated and still protect OSM?
> At the last townhall, for SOTM-US, we discussed publishing the US Chapter's minutes and financials. I strongly recommend you included the Board's commitment to publishing minutes and financials in the conversation with firm deadlines.
>> On Sun, Feb 21, 2016 at 2:58 PM, alyssa wright <alyssapwright at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Exciting news here! The OSM US board has partnered with the cyber law clinic at Harvard University Law School for some cyber law research. 💾
>> We are working with two talented young women who bring legal learning and perspective to OpenStreetMap questions. This is smart research that we hope is just the beginning of engaging university students outside of geography and computer majors (which IS most of us anyway).
>> We'll be sharing the semester research in the Spring but if you want to learn more posthaste join us for a Town Hall next Wednesday. To whet the legal scholars out there you can also check out the blog announcement starring our newly elected OSM US pet representative.
>> We're also accepting nominations for next year's OSM US pet mascot. 🐈😜
>> Let us know if you have any questions!
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