The talk would go over tips for mappers to help them think through potential license issues for imports. The tips would cover all the major steps for determining compatibility: identifying the data's license, check OSM-related history, identifying/resolving compatibility issues, and achieving community consensus. This talk will be useful for any mapper with compatibility questions or who is interested in importing open data into OSM.
Outline: - Sources of information about the license - Website (page from which data is downloaded, about page, FAQ, TOS) - Accompanying file (e.g., README, LICENSE) - Terms, credits, etc. - Metadata - Information about licenses/dataset previously evaluated for use with OSM - Imports wiki page - License compatibility page - forums/lists - Common compatibility issues - Attribution - Use restrictions (e.g., noncommercial/personal/research) - Privacy - Sharealike - Revocability - Indemnity - Local laws - Things that are usually not a problem (disclaimer of warranty/accuracy, trademarks, governing law, ) - Making it easy for others to read a license - A note about translation - Link everything! - Include all information about the source - Where to obtain - Description of where/who the data is from - Include all information about the license - What the license is - Any info about permitted uses - Any prior OSM discussion - Flag common compatibility issues and why you think they are or are not issues - Quote the relevant sections of the license (include the section number!) - Explain your reasoning - If the license references other laws/regulations/terms, look them up and link to and quote from them.