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Open Data Licensing - Kathleen Lu

October 30, 2020


Guest Speaker: Kathleen Lu, Lawyer, MapBox presented on "Open Data Licensing."

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KATHLEEN'S Presentation

Open Data Licensing - from October 28, 2020 - Open Source Readiness (OSR) Project


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Open data and open data licensing has many similarities to open source and open source licensing, but also several unique aspects. This talk provides an introductory primer on open data and open data licensing, covering the following issues:

  • Why Open Data?

  • The Legal Landscape

  • Overview of Licenses

  • Issues to Consider

    • When providing open data

    • When using open data


Kathleen's Bio:

Kathleen Lu is an attorney at Mapbox, a geodata and location platform company, where she handles all manners of issues IP, product, and privacy, including reading the Open Database License and not running away screaming. 

She sits on the Legal/Licensing Working Group of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, the biggest open geodata project in the world. 

You can find her legal and nonlegal commentary at @kathleenthelaw


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