Licensing Working Group/Trademark licence subcommittee

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The Trademark licensing subcommittee has one member of the Licensing Working Group (LWG), one ex-Chairperson of the LWG and one board member who decide on licence requests that are covered by the OSMF Trademark policy, with the understanding that:

  • the subcommittee has the authority to grant licences in the "quick licence" (aka licence application for which we have a form template) framework.
  • licence grants that are of a bespoke nature will be processed by the full LWG and potentially escalated to the OSMF board.
  • licence grant refusals can be appealed to the OSMF board.
  • licence grants will be publicly documented in an appropriate fashion.


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The administrative assistant, Dorothea Kazazi, is included on the relevant correspondence due to that fact that these are long term contracts that need to be signed by a board member in the end and be part of our corporate records.

Licence grants

  • 2018-06-21 Openrailwaymap licence application accepted.

State of the Map quick licence requests

Please see SOTM_Quick_Licence/Requests.

Timeline regarding representatives

  • from 2023-01 - Mateusz Konieczny is the board representative.
  • ?2020-07 to 2022-12: Amanda McCann was the board representative.
  • 2018-01 to 2019-12: Heather Leson was the board representative.
  • 2018-01 onwards: The two LWG representatives are Simon Poole and Kathleen Lu.
  • 2018-01: Subcommitee formation approved by board.