[OSGeo-Discuss] "Free"

Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) bartvde at osgis.nl
Fri Mar 2 11:32:51 PST 2007

As Jody points out, isn't the OTN Development License only useful for 
creating prototypes and doing development?

"We grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable limited license to use the 
programs only for the purpose of developing a single prototype of your 
application, and not for any other purpose.  If you use the application 
you develop under this license for any internal data processing or for 
any commercial or production purposes, or you want to use the programs 
for any purpose other than as permitted under this agreement, you must 
contact us, or an Oracle reseller, to obtain the appropriate license. "

Best regards,

Jody Garnett schreef:
> So is the conference about "Free" and "Open Source" software ...
> or "Free and Open Source software" ...
> (*cough*  
> http://www.amazon.com/Eats-Shoots-Leaves-Tolerance-Punctuation/dp/1592400876 
> )
> Looking at MapViewer pages - trying to see if I can download the 
> source code:
> - http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/mapviewer/index.html
> I can download an EAR file (but need the usual I am not a terrorist 
> disclaimer) and "Oracle Technology Network Development License 
> Agreement" - not sure if that is an open source license or not?
> It does have the following:
>> Open Source
>> "Open Source" software - software available without charge for use, 
>> modification and distribution - is often licensed under terms that 
>> require the user to make the user's modifications to the Open Source 
>> software or any software that the user 'combines' with the Open 
>> Source software freely available in source code form.  If you use 
>> Open Source software in conjunction with the programs, you must 
>> ensure that your use does not: (i) create, or purport to create, 
>> obligations of us with respect to the Oracle programs; or (ii) grant, 
>> or purport to grant, to any third party any rights to or immunities 
>> under our intellectual property or proprietary rights in the Oracle 
>> programs.  For example, you may not develop a software program using 
>> an Oracle program and an Open Source program where such use results 
>> in a program file(s) that contains code from both the Oracle program 
>> and the Open Source program (including without limitation libraries) 
>> if the Open Source program is licensed under a license that requires 
>> any "modifications" be made freely available.  You also may not 
>> combine the Oracle program with programs licensed under the GNU 
>> General Public License ("GPL") in any manner that could cause, or 
>> could be interpreted or asserted to cause, the Oracle program or any 
>> modifications thereto to become subject to the terms of the GPL.
> Bleck; I just wish they would publish their jdbc drivers in a maven 
> repository some where and get out of my way. Nice database - shame 
> about the source code.
> Jody
> Jody
>> Oracle has submitted this workshop proposal to the "Free and Open 
>> Source Software for Geospatial 2007 Conference".
>> This workshop describes how to use Oracle Database Express Edition 
>> (XE) and Oracle MapViewer to develop a simple yet powerful geospatial 
>> web application called “Geo Tags”. Documents (photos, pdf or word 
>> docs, video clips) are geo-tagged and stored in the database. 
>> MapViewer displays the locations referenced in the geo-tags and 
>> retrieves documents at, or within, a user specified location.
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Bart van den Eijnden
OSGIS, Open Source GIS
bartvde at osgis.nl

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