[OSM-talk] [Osmf-talk] ODbL text

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Sun Apr 8 09:41:48 UTC 2018


Currently I'm pointing to
http://web.archive.org/web/20180317184051/https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/
however as the opendatacommons.org links are all over the place that
isn't really a solution. OKI seems to be aware of the issue, but that is
about all what we know (they seem to be intending to move the site to a
static website, but there doesn't seem to be a time line or anything
available that would indicate if that will happen soon or in a decade).

I'm sure waving some $ bills in the direction of OKI/Viderum would get
it fixed pronto, but it is obviously an undesirable situation that we
are depending on a third party that doesn't seem to be interested to
provide a stable link to our licence terms.

Simon


Am 04.04.2018 um 11:27 schrieb Martin Koppenhoefer:
>
>
> 2018-04-04 10:23 GMT+02:00 Javier Sánchez Portero
> <javiersanp at gmail.com <mailto:javiersanp at gmail.com>>:
>
>     Hello
>
>     My name is Javier Sánchez, from Spain.
>
>     The link to the ODbL 1.0 License [1] is not available since
>     January. This is an annoyance if trying to ask for explicit
>     permission to any data source. Is there any alternative reference?
>     Should not be fine that OSMF provide a copy of the text in their
>     site while opendatacommons.org <http://opendatacommons.org> is down?
>
>     [1] https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/
>     <https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/>
>
>     Regards, Javier
>
>
>
>
> I agree we should host our own copy of the license.
>
> If you need the license text urgently, you can find it here in the
> Internet Archive (not a general solution obviously):
> https://web.archive.org/web/20180316015654/https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/
>
> This is a snapshot from yesterday, so somehow they got through, but I
> confirm I didn't ge the page either, Error 522.
>
> Cheers,
> Martin
>
>
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