Geolion Opendata WMS/WFS-Server
From my point of view opentransportdata.swiss is still far away from being compatible to the OSM licensing. We got an exemption from the attribution requirement but all other limitations of their license still apply:
- data has to be updated regularly (article 5.2)
- abusive ("missbräuchlich") usage of the data terminates the license (article 8) – What is "missbräuchlich"? Using the data to show the bad face of SBB? That was forbidden by an earlier version of the license.
The text they use to lift the attribution requirement for us
was copied from is the same as used at Deutsche Bahn's open data portal where I myself suggested it in 2015. That itself would not be a problem. But Deutsche Bahn has been using CC-BY 4.0 and therefore they were aware that they allow almost everything. opentransportdata.swiss's license is more restrictive; it does not grant freedom to keep historical datasets to its data consumers.
- 5.2 applies to "ODPCH data" which is defined in a way that doesn't seem to make sense and essentially seems to cover the data they are providing on the platform, the definition section contains an item "Processed data" that fits use in OSM and which does not seem to be affected by 5.2. Article 8 only affects future access to new data so isn't as limiting as it sounds and unproblematic for use in OSM. It should be noted that this discussion is largely an academic exercise as the stops/stations were imported under the old regime (DIDOK) and other data is likely not interesting for us, we do use the current data for QA purposes which would seem to be uncritical. SimonPoole (talk)
- Off course, I'm putting a lot of interpretation into that here. The phrasing of the terms and conditions is indeed rather unclear and at that unfortunate, but a judge would also have to guesstimate the terms' intent rather than interpreting them verbatim, especially if the verbatim interpretation makes so little sense.
- --Das-g (talk) 16:54, 21 May 2017 (UTC)