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I understand the redaction process completed some weeks ago, yet the licensing pages on the OSM website continue to state the data is licensed under CC-BY-SA.

Are we waiting for something else to happen before OSM can be officially switched over to the ODBL license? I thought it would all happen the same day the redaction bot finished removing non-compliant data, and I'm now curious to know under which license my recent contributions (mostly redaction remapping) are covered?

Thanks in advance.

asked 15 Aug '12, 19:00

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Update: as of 9am UK time on Wednesday, 12 September 2012, OpenStreetMap data is licensed ODbL v1.

Your current contributions are dual-licensed to the OSMF both ODbL and CC-BY-SA. The same is true for (almost) all data currently in the database.

However, the data working group still deals with alleged or real copyright violations in the database, mostly Copy&Paste remapping to circumvent the redaction of CC-BY-SA only-licensed data. Once there are no known objections left, the license can and will be changed.

For details have a look at the list legal-talk.

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answered 15 Aug '12, 20:49

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Roland Olbricht
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edited 12 Sep '12, 12:48

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Richard Weait

Thanks Roland. I guess it's too complicated for you to give a more specific answer. I looked at legal-talk. Just politics and rambling.

I was looking for some straight-forward reassurance this "limbo" period will be over soon. We just sacrificed a lot of data in my part of the world, so it would be nice to at least be assured that things are moving ahead and we can draw a line and move on with confidence.

(16 Aug '12, 07:18) wolftracker

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