[Openstreetmap] Re: [geo-discuss] Another license for geodata: PGL (Public Geodata License)
arnulf.christl at ccgis.de
Mon Feb 13 14:25:27 GMT 2006
you might want to have a look into this regarding licensing issues.
Sorry if it arrives here doubled and crossed.
> I would like to inform you about another initiative for a public geodata
> license: please take a look at
> * http://sig.cwriter.org/index.php/PGL (first release and cooperative
> writing of the license)
> * http://cemml.carleton.ca:8080/OGUG/pgl (group PGL-Canada)
> Despite I was at the origin of the PGL initiative, I really appreciate
> the existence of another initiative. Regarding to your work, I think
> there's in fact needs for two kinds of licenses:
> 1) one to re-iterate for geodata the success of GPL for software : the
> PGL should apply. To me, it seems particularly accurate for "massive
> cooperative GIS", like OpenStreetMaps, UPCT (upct.org), ...
> 2) one to help public authorities to release public-funded geodata : a
> creative common's derived work should be the right response. It fit best
> public releases of "official geodata", as it is a "nc / (n?)d creative
> I will really appreciate any feedback upon these points.
> Daniel FAIVRE
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