[Live-demo] Proposed copyright text for OSGeo-Live

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 16:24:33 PDT 2011

Below is proposed copyright text for OSGeo-Live. In summary:

Project Overviews will be Creative Commons By Attribution, CC-By,
which means that they are free, and can be included into closed 
documentation (similar to the more permissive Open Source licenses like 

Quickstarts will be Creative Commons By Attribution, Share Alike, CC-By-SA,
which means that all docs which extend or make use of the Quickstarts 
will also need to by CC-By-SA as well, (similar to the GPL license).

If anyone has objections to the license choice, and you have not already 
mentioned them, please speak up now.

Also, feel free to suggest alternative wording for this page.

  OSGeo-Live Copyright

OSGeo-Live is composed entirely of free software, free data and free 
documentation, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and 
passed around.

Project Overviews and Overview Translations, are provided under a 
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License 

Quickstarts and Quickstart Translations, are provided under a Creative 
Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License 

Documentation may also be available under other licenses, as listed below.

Software on OSGeo-Live is available under various Open Source licenses, 
as described on project websites, and copied into the Project Overviews.

Data on OSGeo-Live is available under various Open Licences.

    Attributing OSGeo-Live Documentation

As per the terms of the Creative Commons license, if you include 
OSGeo-Live documentation into a new document, you will need to attribute 
the authors using text similar to:

    This document includes [Project Overviews and/or Quickstarts] from
    the OSGeo-Live <http://live.osgeo.org> project which is created by
    OSGeo-Live authors, as listed under Documentation Authors.

*Note:* /If Quickstarts are included, which are licenced under the `CC 
By-SA <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>`_ license, then 
the new document will also need to be licenced under the `CC By-SA 

    Documentation Authors

The table below credits the creators for each of the documents on 

TBD: Insert a table which includes:

Document, License(s), List of Authors and/or owners


/The contents of OSGeo-Live are provided by the copyright holders and 
contributors "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, 
but not limited to, the implied warranties of the merchantability and 
fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the 
copyright owner or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, 
incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but 
not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of 
use, date, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on 
any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liablity, or tort 
(including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of 
this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage./

Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Director
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

Think Globally, Fix Locally
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