[MapProxy] CC-BY-SA AccessConstraints in documentation & tests

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Wed Aug 3 13:57:09 PDT 2016

Now while it is obviously a misunderstanding given that the message
doesn't have anything to do with the code licence  CC by-SA 2.0 is
clearly compatible with the open definition, so it is not quite clear
what the issue is supposed to be even -if- it was the code licence.


Am 03.08.2016 um 20:54 schrieb Sebastiaan Couwenberg:
> The upload of MapProxy 1.9.0 to the Debian archive has been rejected by
> the FTP masters [0] because the CC-BY-SA license is not compatible with
> the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG) [1] and the Open Source
> Definition [2] derived from it.
> It seems that the metadata in the example configuration files and tests
> was taken from the osm.omniscale.net service, which has since changed
> the license to ODbL like OpenStreetMap did in 2012.
> Shouldn't the AccessConstraints in the example configuration that uses
> the osm.omniscale.net service be changed to ODbL too?
> And wouldn't it be better to use more generic metadata instead of (some)
> details for Omniscale in the example configuration files and tests?
> [0]
> https://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-grass-devel/2016-August/050460.html
> [1] https://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
> [2] http://opensource.org/docs/definition.php
> Kind Regards,
> Bas

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