[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Proposed copyright text for OSGeo-Live
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 17:11:53 PDT 2011
osgeo discuss and education participants,
I'm following through on trying to clarify OSGeo-Live documentation
licenses. Feel free to jump in and comment if you have anything further
to add to this discussion.
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Subject: Proposed copyright text for OSGeo-Live
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:24:33 +1000
From: Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
To: live-demo at lists.osgeo.org <live-demo at lists.osgeo.org>
Below is proposed copyright text for OSGeo-Live. In summary:
Project Overviews will be Creative Commons By Attribution, CC-By,
which means that they are free, and can be included into closed
documentation (similar to the more permissive Open Source licenses like
Quickstarts will be Creative Commons By Attribution, Share Alike, CC-By-SA,
which means that all docs which extend or make use of the Quickstarts
will also need to by CC-By-SA as well, (similar to the GPL license).
If anyone has objections to the license choice, and you have not already
mentioned them, please speak up now.
Also, feel free to suggest alternative wording for this page.
OSGeo-Live is composed entirely of free software, free data and free
documentation, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and
Project Overviews and Overview Translations, are provided under a
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
Quickstarts and Quickstart Translations, are provided under a Creative
Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Documentation may also be available under other licenses, as listed below.
Software on OSGeo-Live is available under various Open Source licenses,
as described on project websites, and copied into the Project Overviews.
Data on OSGeo-Live is available under various Open Licences.
Attributing OSGeo-Live Documentation
As per the terms of the Creative Commons license, if you include
OSGeo-Live documentation into a new document, you will need to attribute
the authors using text similar to:
This document includes [Project Overviews and/or Quickstarts] from
the OSGeo-Live <http://live.osgeo.org> project which is created by
OSGeo-Live authors, as listed under Documentation Authors.
*Note:* /If Quickstarts are included, which are licenced under the `CC
By-SA <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>`_ license, then
the new document will also need to be licenced under the `CC By-SA
The table below credits the creators for each of the documents on
TBD: Insert a table which includes:
Document, License(s), List of Authors and/or owners
/The contents of OSGeo-Live are provided by the copyright holders and
contributors "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including,
but not limited to, the implied warranties of the merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the
copyright owner or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect,
incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but
not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of
use, date, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on
any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liablity, or tort
(including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of
this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage./
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