[OSM-talk] Objects versions ready for ODbL

David Murn davey at incanberra.com.au
Mon Dec 20 02:53:31 GMT 2010

On Mon, 2010-12-20 at 11:28 +1000, Stephen Hope wrote:

> I cannot sign every edit I've ever done over, because I don't have the
> rights to do so.  I can OK many of them, however, that were based
> purely on my own work, and not CC-BY-SA sources.

I suspect this is a big issue.  Pretty much any mapper who set their
potlatch to use nearmap (ever, even just to move one node) is in the
same boat.

Even when I did use my own GPS traces and saved POI data, I used aerial
imagery to improve the accuracy when mapping into OSM.  This means that
even work I have done myself, I dont know if I have the rights to sign
over, because when adding something to the map I had both my traces and
aerial imagery overlayed.

Because of the impossibility to be able to distinguish whats what, any
user who has ever made a change in this situation will have to have all
their edits removed from the system, to avoid any possibility that one
edit might infringe the rights of another source.


> On 18 December 2010 19:36, Fabio Alessandro Locati
> <fabiolocati at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi guys :),
> > I've written a tool to check the amount of object versions available
> > for relicensing.
> > You can find the data here: http://repo.grimp.eu/osm .
> > At the moment, only Europe is there, but I have a couple of computers
> > working while I'm writing to make available all the other countries
> > too ;).
> > Each nation is in it's continent folder, and has two files '_status'
> > and '_not_accepted'.
> > The first one is a quick summary of the actual situation of that
> > country, while the second is an ordered list (based on the versions
> > they own) of the people who have not already agreed with CT/ODbL.
> > You can find the same two files for each continent too ;).
> >
> > PS: There are two known bugs:
> > - Cyprus seems to have 0 edits (I think this is a problem with CM polygon;))
> > - Ireland and Europe miss of the last two lines of the _status file.
> > The problem is somewhere in the Irish list (I guess a user has a name
> > that my script does not appreciate), but is transfered also to the
> > Europe one.
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