[Freegis-list] RE: Does Map data qualify under GNU/GPL?
jan at intevation.de
Sat Aug 9 00:04:30 CEST 2003
On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 07:31:46PM +0800, YC Nyon wrote:
> We are a group of GPS enthusiast who are collecting road tracks. This will
> then be processed to PDA and GIS friendly formats.
> Is there any category on the GNU that is for data rather than software
> programs ?
indeed there is no specific license for geodata so far.
We will need one though because software source code and geodata
are different in some ways.
For our project Frida (frida.intevation.org) we choose this license
to be open for future developments:
| The Free Vector GeoData Osnabr<FC>ck (Frida) are
| Copyright (C) by Intevation GmbH and licensed
| under the GNU General Public License (see COPYING.GPL).
| Additional license agreement:
| The GNU GPL has been chosen because no analog license
| for geographic data does yet exists.
| If in the future the Free Software Foundation Europe
| officially accepts a Geographic Data license as to be analog
| to the GNU GPL, Frida may be upgraded to this new license.
Jan-Oliver Wagner http://intevation.de/~jan/
Intevation GmbH http://intevation.de/
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