Attribution/ explicit permission

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In September-October 2011, I had correspondence with where I explicitly pointed out we are moving to another license specifically written for open data, that it might not jive with CC-BY and that they may not be happy with the provisions for downstream attributions. I asked them if they could explicitly give us permission to continue use or if we should remove it. The conclusion was that we can continue as per an attribution statement I drafted with their input. This actively reviewed by to their satisfaction and they have kindly confirmed such in an email message that I am allowed to publish as copied below, (email headers at the bottom). MikeCollinson 15:21, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Confirmation Email

Hi Michael,

Thank you for your email.

The attribution statement

“Contains data from Australian government public information datasets. The original datasets are available from the Australian government data website under Creative Commons - Attribution 2.5 Australia (CC-BY) and Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC-BY). We have also been given explicit permission to incorporate and publish such CC-BY licensed geographic coordinate datasets under a free and open license, including the Open Database License, provided that primary attribution is made here and that each dataset used is also listed here in the format Dataset Name, Date Published, License, Agency Name, originally retrieved from “

accurately reflects what we have said.

Regards, team.

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