[OSM-talk] License Change plans?

Robert Whittaker (OSM) robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 09:06:21 BST 2012

"On 13 August 2012 17:06, Mike N <niceman at att.net> wrote:
> Now that the redaction bot has finished, what is remaining to bless the
> database as ODBL?
> Just asking because it will be good to see some of the consumers be able
> to switch to pulling their feeds from the new license rather than displaying
> data from April 2012.


It would be nice to have an update on how things are progressing, what
the remaining obstacles are to completing the license change, and an
estimated time scale for this to be completed. If it's likely to take
a while before OSMF is in a position to release the database under
ODbL, then services that have been holding off on importing fresh
data, might re-consider and do an intermediate update in the mean

(In particular, I'd be interested to known when taginfo [1] will be
able to re-import an ODbL database and resume its updates.)


[1] http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/ -- "Due to a hickup in the
generation of data updates, the data on this site is not quite
correct. Updates have been disabled until the redaction period is over
and we have to set up the updates from scratch anyway. "

Robert Whittaker

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