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

Paul Williams pjwderby at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 23 20:18:53 UTC 2016

Also it says in the email "the GB1900 system is programmed to dump out its
current place name database every 24 hours, and once it starts to build up
we can make this dump available for download without funding. It will be
under the simplest form of the Creative Commons license, which means
anybody can use it for anything, even commercial".


On 23 September 2016 at 19:28, Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> 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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