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

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Thu Aug 3 13:16:15 UTC 2017

Hi Maurizio

Thank you for the pointer.

I believe the error is really that they overlooked some of the finer
points of the CC licences, but I'll see if it is possible to discuss
this with them.


Am 03.08.2017 um 10:35 schrieb Maurizio Napolitano:
> 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
> https://www.europeandataportal.eu/en/content/show-license?license_id=CC-BY4.0
> 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
> https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2017/03/17/use-of-cc-by-data/
> and now the suggestion is to ask the permission to import the data
> distributed under cc-by 4.0.
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3PN5zfbzThqeTdWR1l3SzJVcTg/view
> 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?
> Ciao

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