[OSGeo-Discuss] Promoting freely available geodata

Tim Bowden 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

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!).

Tim Bowden

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