[Geowanking] Fwd: [OGC Press Release] Mash-up event to unite leading minds from the geographic information industry
Dan R. Greening
greening at bigtribe.com
Fri Oct 13 09:58:07 PDT 2006
Josh and pals,
I just want to give my thanks to you for working on these issues. We
are also working with aggregated data that we want to provide free
for non-profit use, but want many of these liability issues
addressed, and also (of course) want for-profit uses to compensate us
so we can keep the lights on.
Having a framework where we can just refer to a CC-Geo-NP (Creative
Commons Geography Non-Profit Use) license or some such thing would be
a great benefit. I'm sure that's true for lots of folks.
Dan R. Greening, Ph.D., CEO BigTribe Corporation, http://
On Oct 13, 2006, at 9:09 AM, Josh at oklieb wrote:
> On Oct 13, 2006, at 11:08 AM, Andrew Turner wrote:
>> Josh at oklieb wrote:
>>> They also seem to be taking seriously and working at using OGC
>>> services to provide specific free or low-cost usage of their
>>> data, as
>>> distinct from "free for any use" delivery of entire datasets.
>>> This is
>>> a useful and appropriate connection with the concept of mashups. By
>>> the way, almost all data made accessible through OGC services and
>>> encodings has some rights reserved (e.g. attribution), however they
>>> are being regarded as "free and open".
>> This is assumed for all data sources?
> Not assumed, but there are almost always conditions of use. US and
> Canada are very concerned about the conditions of use even when
> they distribute data without charge. Liability and all that.
> Expressing those conditions has just been rather haphazard and not
> supported explicitly by the OGC Web Services framework up until now
> (outside of a metadata tag in the WMS capabilities).
>>> My disclaimer: I am working with OS and with OGC on what is called
>>> "GeoDRM" but which is actually a wide concept of rights
>>> management in
>>> the use and distribution of geodata, including such things as
>>> Creative Commons and GPL.
>> So this means there will be a way to specify the actual license under
>> which data is published and aggregated?
> The idea is to have a common framework for both referencing and
> agreeing to a machine-readable license expression. Stamping a
> website with a Creative Commons logo is one approach, but not
> always the most appropriate, particularly with the variety of ways
> in which one can process and represent geodata.
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