[OSGeo-UK] Software documentation licensing
shfeldman at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 09:25:17 PDT 2019
I'm in agreement with Ian go CC-BY
Attribution is more than just a courtesy, IMO, it is one of the pillars of our community and its ecosystem
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> On 8 Jul 2019, at 16:51, Ian Turton <ijturton at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would go with CC-BY as it seems to be a basic courtesy to reference who wrote the docs you are using. GeoServer currently uses that for it's docs with no issues (other than users refusing to read them), GeoTools seems not mention a licence for the docs but the code samples are explicitly PD so people can cut and paste them into their code with no issues, but to be honest I can't see why CC-BY would be an issue there (I always add a comment about where I grabbed a code snippet from).
>> On Mon, 8 Jul 2019 at 16:32, Jo Cook <jocook at astuntechnology.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm after a wide spread of opinions about licensing of documentation
>> for the Google Season of Docs project that I'm working with OSGeo on.
>> We're discussing which Creative Commons license we should use for
>> documentation templates. The general opinion is split between CC-0
>> (https://creativecommons.org/choose/zero/), which effectively equates
>> to Public Domain, and CC-By
>> which requires Attribution.
>> Hypothetically, can anyone think of any scenarios where a commercial
>> company would not want to use either of these, or would choose one or
>> the other?
>> No need to reply-all on this if you don't want, but if anyone at all
>> has any opinion on the matter or has come across documentation
>> licensing issues before, I'd love to hear about it. The more specific
>> the better, please!
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