OS OpenData License
Escalated to data holder
Data request description:
This is not a request for data, as such, but a request for standardisation of the license under which it is offered. OS OpenData is currently offered under the "OS OpenData License"  which comprises the standard "Open Government License"  together with an additional requirement to maintain attributions on sub-licensed data. This additional requirement means OS Open Data cannot be used as widely as other Government Open Data, creates additional burdens on data users, and potentially means OS OpenData cannot be mixed with data-sets licensed under the Open Database License . I'd like to request that the OS simply use the standard Open Government License for their data, or at least explicitly state (within the license) that their additional clause does not affect users' ability to re-use the data under the Open Database License.  http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/licences/os-opendata-licence.pdf  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/  http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/
The data itself is fine to access, but additional clause in the license means that there can be difficulties using it or mixing it with other data.
With a standard license, common to many data-sets, it will be much easier for users to make use of the data and combine it with other data.