Hey everyone,

I wanted to see if I could get an opinion on whether data from a government source could be added to OSM. This data is at opendata.peelregion.ca and is released under the UK Government's Open Government License for Public Sector Information with some modifications (license).

I've reviewed the Potential Datasources wiki page as well as the OSM copyright page. Reading the Licenses bullet on the former page would make me think that this data cannot be used since it's not public domain, but the Natural England data uses the unmodified OGL license and can be used in OSM, which is what has brought me here for clarification.

N.B. I do work for Peel, but I am posting this as a member of the OSM community outside of work, so I am not representing the Region.

Thanks,
Kevin F. (Kevo)

asked 26 Mar '13, 02:24

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edited 26 Mar '13, 02:32

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If you cannot get any answer here, try the legal-talk-mailinglist or general-talk-mailinglist:

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(26 Mar '13, 16:50) stephan75
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