[OSGeo-Discuss] Geo4All - Empowering academics and educators globally - requesting colleagues to share Geo4All ideas at Geography Awareness Week
c.willmes at uni-koeln.de
Tue Aug 16 23:41:52 PDT 2016
I would second Barends claim, that this can not be considered as open.
For me this looks like the following:
1. Someone claims intellectual property rights on some formalized idea.
2. This someone now promotes and sells this idea for a fee.
Please help me on how this approach can be considered as open? Hint ,
Am 16.08.2016 um 21:29 schrieb Brian M Hamlin:
> Dear Colleagues -
> I strongly object to this statement..
> " ... t this system can NOT be considered OPEN in the usual definition
> and is therefore not something OSGEO shoudl be involved with... "
> There are numerous references to cite here.. details on request
> best regards from Berkeley, California
> --Brian M Hamlin PSC OSGeo-Live, California Chapter
> Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2016 08:46:38 +0000
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> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Geo4All - Empowering academics and
> educators globally - requesting colleagues to share Geo4All ideas at
> Geography Awareness Week
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> Quote: " The license fee for educational purposes is symbolically EUR
> 1,- "
> This implies there is also a (higher?) non-educational fee, and also
> means IMHO that this system can NOT be considered OPEN in the usual
> definition and is therefore not something OSGEO shoudl be involved with...
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