[Live-demo] License for gvSIG Overview

Simon Cropper scropper at botanicusaustralia.com.au
Sun Jul 10 16:28:06 PDT 2011

On 11/07/11 02:11, Jorge Gaspar Sanz Salinas wrote:
> The confirmation for gvSIG quickstart should be done by its author,
> Simon Cropper.

All text created in the gvSIG Quickstart is original and of my own 

I have already flagged it as being released under a CC-BY-SA licence in 
the RST source file supplied to the Live DVD teams when I was asked to 
contribute the document.

The licence however is not reproduced in subsequent HTML versions or on 
the Live DVD, which is what sparked this entire process.

In regards to other material used in the creation of the gvSIG 
Quickstart, the GUI interface and Software portrayed is covered by the 
GNU GPLv2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html) which 
allows for the use and portrayal of this interface. Specifically Clause 
0 states "*The act of running the Program is not restricted*, and the 
output from the Program is covered [by the GNU GPLv2 licence] only if 
its contents constitute a work [software] based on the Program 
(independent of having been made by running the Program)."

The data used in the creation of the gvSIG Quickstart was sourced from 
the natural earth dataset, as recommended by the Live DVD organisers.


As specified in the Terms of Use on the natural earth Website "All 
versions of Natural Earth raster + vector map data found on this website 
are in the public domain".


Cheers Simon

    Simon Cropper
    Principal Consultant
    Botanicus Australia Pty Ltd
    PO Box 160, Sunshine, VIC
    W: www.botanicusaustralia.com.au

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