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

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Wed Aug 9 18:57:08 UTC 2017

I've got a response from the the EDP and they agree that labelling the
licences in question as "compatible" could be misleading, they have
indicated that they will change the wording going forward.


Am 03.08.2017 um 22:50 schrieb Simon Poole:
> Currently outgoing mail from the mailing list server is experiencing
> very long delays, so this is a bit late, but I tried to contact the
> operators this afternoon but haven't heard anything back yet. It
> should be noted that in my opinion the incompatibility is not just
> with with the ODbL, but with a large number of the licenses listed as
> compatible on that page.
> Simon
> Am 03.08.2017 um 15:16 schrieb Simon Poole:
>> 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.
>> Simon
>> 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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