[OSGeo-Discuss] Promoting freely available geodata

nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au
Wed Mar 28 15:22:50 PDT 2007

discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org wrote on 28/03/2007 04:45:26 PM:

> 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

I can report that the government in Queensland, Australia is
considering the creative commons liscence for releasing publically-
available geodata. It is not final, but close to it.


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