Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#707 closed defect (fixed)

Clarify Documentation License

Reported by: wildintellect Owned by: live-demo@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords: 5.0


Simon pointed out on the mailing list that we neglected to specify which CC license the docs are under. We should clarify that with the original authors, apply the change to the docs and make sure to include the nice Creative Commons graphic that is appropriate.

Quick fix is to assume CC Attribution. Long term I would suggest we move to CC Attribution Share-Alike

Change history (3)

comment:1 by hamish, 13 years ago

My personal vote is for CC-By-SA 3.0, but I am keen to hear the opinions of others in the group.

as a sample of what this could be like, in r6038 I've set up the header lines of grass_quickstart.rst to look like:

:Author: Hamish Bowman
:Version: osgeo-live4.0
:License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported  (CC BY-SA 3.0)
:Copyright: (c) 2011 by the OSGeo Foundation

comments and criticisms welcome.

For the record, I only cede my copyright on original works in the livedvd/gisvm/trunk/doc/ dir to OSGeo, and no one else. (i.e. .rst text and screenshots). I would ask (but not demand) that others do the same, and we make this request on the wiki for any new docs.

Similarly, I transfer copyright to scripts written by me in the livedvd/gisvm/trunk/bin/ dir to OSGeo licensed as LGPL (as noted in the script headers).

cheers, Hamish

comment:2 by camerons, 13 years ago

Keywords: 5.0 added; 4.5 removed

We have created a en/copyright.rst file which explains copyright for all docs. Copyright statements are extracted from the source document's metadata during the build process (using bin/

We have public statements from almost all projects on our email list setting copyright to:

CC-By for Project Overviews. (waiting on final statements from HamishB for a couple of projects)

CC-By-SA for Quickstarts. (statements for all projects)

comment:3 by camerons, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

All docs are classified as CC-By or CC-By-SA for release 5.0. Issue closed.

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