robin.paulson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 23:35:14 GMT 2008
On 18/01/2008, Andy Robinson (blackadder) <blackadderajr at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I have to agree that this might be a useful resource for establishing
> reasonably current land usage. However the first two bullet points of their
> terms immediately give me a problem:
> 1. "not to use the data/applications/maps/graphs for commercial purposes
> unless the Agency has expressly granted the right to do so;"
> As OSM does not preclude commercial use we would need to get specific
> 2. "to acknowledge the source and display the link to the data provider (EEA
> or any other data provider listed in the Data service). For all freely
> available EEA data/applications/maps/graphs the acknowledgement should read:
> "C EEA, Copenhagen, <production year>""
> Giving this level of attribution would be a problem. While we could include
> the data provider name in the overall OSM attribution list we would not be
> able to provide a specific link to them.
why is this an issue? i would assume the link has to appear whenever
some of their data is displayed on screen? setting a tag to some
value, that then triggers a link to display at bottom-right should not
be too much of an issue. or is it some non-technical issue?
i ask, because this may crop up for some data sources being investigated in nz.
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