[OSGeo-Discuss] Promoting freely available geodata

Landon Blake lblake at ksninc.com
Wed Mar 28 06:55:18 PDT 2007


Might the OSGeo be able to partner with this organization on some level?

I think there goals are the same on this topic, at least in the area we
have been discussing. I can provide a contact I have made with the group
previously if desired.


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[mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Tim Bowden
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 11:45 PM
To: OSGeo
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Promoting freely available geodata

On of the aims of OSGeo is the promotion of open geodata.  From
conversations I've had with various people over time it appears one of
the difficulties data providers may have with this is licensing.
There's no obvious candidate license for open geodata.  Do we need
something like OSI approved licenses for geodata?  Are there any
existing OSI licenses that suit?  If so, we should be pointing to them.
Do we need input from those with a legal clue?  Should we be talking to
OSI about this?

Just thought I'd raise the issue and see what others think.

Tim Bowden

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