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

Simon Cropper scropper at botanicusaustralia.com.au
Wed Jun 29 17:30:59 PDT 2011

Hi Guys,

Cameron has just posted the new licensing details for the LiveDVD.

I presume if you actually opened my post that you may be concerned with 
how Project Overviews may be used.

If you have any opinions on this matter PLEASE speak up -- don't just 
sit in the background as *Cameron will take the lack of any responses as 
an implicit YES to his proposal*.

Personally I have a problem with Project Overviews, or any technical 
documentation for that matter, being locked up in 
Commercial-in-Confidence derivatives. I think Project Overviews, which 
can be legitimately be included 'as is' in a proposal or design 
document, shouldn't need to be reworked. To me the reworked document, 
which needs to include your name as original author, implies some sort 
of collaboration has occurred when none has occurred. Yes, reworked 
documents do look better but contribute nothing the the broader 
CC/FOSS/OSGeo community.

But this is my opinion. If you have one - for or against - *especially 
those people that have authored the Project Overviews*, SPEAK UP!

Cheers Simon

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

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