[Talk-GB] Fwd: ANNOUNCING GB1900 -- Online volunteers needed to build the most comprehensive gazetteer of British place names

Craig Wallace craigw84 at fastmail.fm
Fri Sep 23 18:28:51 UTC 2016


On 2016-09-23 19:15, SK53 wrote:
> Hi Paul,
>
> I'd be very interested in this providing it has a decent licence. AFAIK
> Vision of Britain has a restrictive licence which means that I have
> spent some time recreating small parts of their data on OHM (e.g.,
> London Boroughs of the LCC). There's still a tendency for academia to
> choose Non-commercial licences, which means local historians still need
> permission to use the data in their, typically, modestly priced
> publications. Of course just like Google & OSM, the sceptre of
> ancestry.com <http://ancestry.com> probably affects the licence model.

The GB1900 site says:
"By contributing to this website, so that it can be used by everyone, 
you agree that the Creative Commons Zero(CC0 1.0 Universal) licence be 
applied to all work created by you through this website"

So that should mean no restrictions for reuse.



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