[Live-demo] Re: Liberal licensing of Project Overviews in LiveDVD, do we want this?

Even Rouault even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Wed Jul 6 01:12:38 PDT 2011


About Simon's concerns on the licencing status of the documentation from the
websites, I can give some lights on the situation for GDAL/OGR.

All doc living on gdal.org is automatically generated from the content of the
GDAL/OGR subversion repository, so it comes from GDAL commiters that have agreed
to submit their contributions under the X/MIT licence terms. Thus, I would tend
to think that the doc taken from there can be used under those terms or
equivalently liberal licencing terms (looks like CC-BY might be the closest
equivalent, perhaps CC0 ?, but I'm not familiar with CC licences).

As far as my contributions are concerned (almost nothing on the main page
actually, mainly in drivers or API documentation), I'm fine that they are reused
under any free licence you see fit. But this is just my personal opinion, not
necessarily the official one from the project or its other contributors,
although I'd be surprised that anyone would oppose to making it available under
terms appropriate for it to be used by osgeo-live.

Best regards,


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