[Live-demo] Re: Please publicly state acceptance of osgeo-live license for license audit (enhanced text)

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 02:17:03 PDT 2011

Text below has been extended with improvements thanks to Simon Cropper's 

osgeo-live contributors,
For license audit public transparency and completeness, could you all 
please email live-demo at lists.osgeo.org with a statement similar to:

/I confirm that my past contributions to OSGeo-Live may be used under 
the current OSGeo-Live license guidelines.
I confirm that my future contributions will be compatible with the 
OSGeo-Live license guidelines at the time of contribution.
The current OSGeo-Live license guidelines are:
* Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License for 
* Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License for Project Overviews
* A version of LGPL for install scripts
* One of the OSI approved Open Source licenses for installed applications/

If you are a prime contact for an application, could you also please add 
a statement similar to:

/I have authored and/or checked the contents of OSGeo-Live Project 
Overviews & Quickstarts for <Application>, and as far as I can tell, all 
source material can be legally included under a Creative Commons 
Attribution 3.0 Unported License for Project Overviews, and Creative 
Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License for Quickstarts.

The <Project Overview / Quickstart> incorporates content from 
http://.... which currently .../
(select 1. or 2. below)
/1. is licensed under (Creative Commons license XXX) which, as explained 
by table here [3], is permitted to be included in <CC-By / CC-By-SA) 
2. [does not contain a stated copyright license] / [is licensed under a 
non-Creative Commons open license].
2.1. I have contacted (the author/the project's Project Steering 
Committee) who has/have confirmed that the documentation may be used 
under the CC-By/CC-By-SA license.
2.2. After contacting the project's (developer email list), I have been 
unable to determine ownership of the URL(s) above, and as such, suggest 
that we can make use of the material under the terms of Fair Use [1] and 
Fair Dealing [2]/

/[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_dealing

Cameron Shorter
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