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

Oliver Tonnhofer olt at omniscale.de
Thu Aug 4 01:12:55 PDT 2016


Thanks Paul for your mail. There is nothing else to add.

I removed all CC references from the example and test configuration to clarify this:

@Bas: Can you use this commit as a patch for 1.9.0?


Oliver Tonnhofer  | Omniscale GmbH & Co KG  | http://omniscale.com
OpenStreetMap WMS and tile services         | http://maps.omniscale.com

> On 03.08.2016, at 23:50, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
> On 8/3/2016 11:54 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>> 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.
> MapProxy is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license[1]and has no content
> under CC BY-SA. As part of the documentation it includes sample config
> files[2]. One configuration option allows the server operator to specify
> access constraints which their server has. A common access constraint
> is to restrict usage and indicate a license for what is being served.
> It does not mean that the code is under the same license. I have configuration
> files and scripts under FOSS licenses which set up a server supplying
> imagery not under an open license.
> An essential freedom of software like MapProxy is that you can use it to
> serve a map how you want, to who you want, restricting use how you want.
> I suppose if Debian wanted to they could replace the access_constraints
> in the config files with Lorem ipsum. This would be less useful to users
> as indicating terms of use is very common[3][4] as is documentation
> explaining access control[5].
> Given that there is no CC BY-SA content in MapProxy I don't see that
> any changes need to be made. The example configuration files could possibly
> use work, but not for any legal reasons.
> As an aside, are you building the documentation to HTML and including it
> in the packages? This text is only in examples.
> [1] https://github.com/mapproxy/mapproxy/blob/master/LICENSE.txt
> [2] https://github.com/mapproxy/mapproxy/blob/master/doc/yaml/simple_conf.yaml
> [3] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tile_usage_policy
> [4] http://tile.paulnorman.ca/attribution/
> [5] https://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/access.html
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