[od-discuss] Fwd: Conformance - Open Government License - Surrey 1.0
herb at dynamic-solutions.com
Sat Mar 7 23:10:41 UTC 2015
I have to agree with Andrew on this.
To me OGL-Surrey is a straight forward Attribution license like the
OGL-Canada and the OGL-UK that it is based on.
The license does not state anywhere at all that it is a share-alike license.
The advice that Paul was given is not reflected in the license as far as I
can tell. I see no reason to question the license because someone at the
City may be interpreting it this way. The same could be said about any
"I propose in the comments on OGL Canada we add...
Note several Canadian provinces and municipalities have developed
non-reusable licenses, each with differences from the federal OGL
Canada. Some of these are open, as noted on a [dedicated
I agree. +1
On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
> On 3/6/2015 3:18 PM, Mike Linksvayer wrote:
>> I would like Surrey to clarify what they think the license means. If
>> they, the only possible licensor, completely misunderstand the license,
>> it seems the license is effectively as bad as a reusable license which
>> is written so confusingly that all possible licensors completely
>> misunderstand it. We wouldn't ever approve such a license.
>> Separately, assuming we have a miscommunication or misunderstanding soon
>> easily corrected, how do we represent the approved license on
>> http://opendefinition.org/licenses/ ?
> I would like someone from the OD AC to clarify this with Surrey - as then
> the person asking can choose better wording than myself and ask in a more
> official manner.
> I should note that a new work it may not be possible to identify what
> parts are from Surrey data - or to do so is a very difficult task. If
> instead of just combining two datasets, you modify the Surrey one,
> dis-entangling the two to say this part is under the Surrey license and
> this other part is my work under CC BY is an extremely difficult problem.
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Herb Lainchbury, Dynamic Solutions
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