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

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 21:08:24 UTC 2016

All in all very good news. Perhaps they ought to extend it to Ireland too!


On 23 September 2016 at 21:18, Paul Williams <pjwderby at googlemail.com>

> 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".
> Paul
> 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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