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See OpenAddresses for other address collection projects is "a global collection of address data sources, open and free to use" which was created by OSMers User:iandees, User:Ingalls and User:Lxbarth, among others. In fact it started out as a spreadsheet of government address datasets maintained by iandees, but now has an aggregated download, an API, and a website:

github repo (and more readme description)

The meta data (with other words the list of sources) is licensed CC0.

Video of a talk about OpenAddresses - A lightning talk by Alex Barth at SOTM EU 2014.