[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Live-demo] Impacts of OSGeo-Live document license selection on OSGeo

Seven (aka Arnulf) seven at arnulf.us
Sun Jun 19 06:32:48 PDT 2011

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we have a stub about licenses for educational material in our Wiki, feel
free to update it to reflect our current understanding of the issue.


Best regards,

Hamish wrote:
>> * I think that the OSGeo-Live project should mandate that
>> Project Overviews should be available to be used under a
>> CC-BY (without the viral "Share Alike").
> please don't conflate my gift to humanity with a computer virus,
> or some autoimmune disease which parasites on the rest, often
> destroying the host; thanks.
> it's a nasty turn of phrase which was quite deliberately
> invented to skew an otherwise meaningful discussion.
> Copyleft does not infect you; you consciously decide to buy it,
> or not.
> </pet peve>
> also while in the sensitive words dept., you do not "mandate"
> a team of volunteers if you hope for them to stick around for any
> period of time.
>> However, there is significant cost involved in creating
>> training material, and training is one way OSGeo businesses
>> make money. Is it ok for OSGeo businesses to incorporate
>> quickstarts into their much greater training material, but
>> not give the training material back?
> I invite you to have a look at some of the existing commercial/
> consulting firm's training material, who were happy to give back.
> The key I think is getting a reputation as the go-to company for
> training on some particular area, not just being in sole control
> of some quickly outdated PDF.
>   http://www.gdf-hannover.de/media.php?lg=en
>   http://www.gdf-hannover.de/leistungen.php?id=3&lg=en
> best,
> Hamish
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