[OSM-talk] European Data Portal declares the CC-BY 4.0 and ODbL 1.0 compatible

Maurizio Napolitano napoogle at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 08:35:51 UTC 2017

I discovered today a service made by the  European Data Portal (EDP)
where you can find the list of all the most used license for open data
in Europe.
The service offers a long list where, for each entry, you can have a
short description about permissions and restrictions of each license
and also the compatibility with the others.
If you read the information about che CC-BY 4.0
you find on the list of the compatible licenses also the ODC-ODbL 1.0.

But, the License Working Group (LWG) of the OSM Foundation explained
that there are some issues between these 2 licenses

and now the suggestion is to ask the permission to import the data
distributed under cc-by 4.0.

The decision of the LWG is born after a discussion with the staff of
the Creative Commons.

The European Data Portal is an important reference for all the public
administrations of Europe. For this reason I think that it's better
start a discussione with the EDP's staff to have a common vision.

What do you think about?

Maurizio "Napo" Napolitano

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