[OSGeo-Discuss] Promoting freely available geodata
tim.bowden at westnet.com.au
Thu Mar 29 21:36:43 PDT 2007
On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 08:22 +1000,
nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au wrote:
> 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.
Nick, this is great news. Can't wait for this idea to infect other
govt's in our region. The idea that user pays /in every instance/ has
taken hold much too firmly down here (especially when we have already
paid through our taxes!).
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