[Geowanking] iPhone Geolocating technology?
anselm at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 14:12:06 PDT 2007
I'd be happy to help with that one; seems pretty straightforward.
Personally I don't really care re GPL/CC or not; people are going to
do whatever they want anyway and power is only as strong as
enforcement. All you do is force people out of the sunlight when you
try to constrain their use.
I do tend to support BSD licensing because I don't begrudge others
making money off of my work, and the quality of participants where
participants can freely monetize work is higher. If you think of
source code (or datasets) as a liability that must be maintained,
rather than an asset, then you will want the most liberal license
possible to push those liabilities away from oneself. If you want to
treat the work as an asset, then don't make it free at all.
On 9/12/07, Drew from Zhrodague <drew at zhrodague.net> wrote:
> > I've looked at the Wigle database about a month ago, and it seems that while
> > the database itself is a great source for geocoded SSIDs (and more
> > importantly, MAC addresses), the licensing is somewhat restrictive.
> Restrictive licensing, huh?
> Prolly a another great time to mention that WiFiMaps.com needs
> some help -- I need help rebuilding the application, now that the project
> has only me working on it again. My partner ate my project, but I've
> wrested the domain from him, and will continue where we left off.
> I am still debating whether to use a GPL license, or a CC variety.
> The idea is to give out the data, and make sure that some other
> organization cannot just sell the data -- we want to make sure that it is
> used, and perpetuates, and that WiFiMaps.com is cited. This might be a
> good time to ask the community (and Brashear at the same time) what they
> think about community-collected WiFi geo data licensing.
> Otherwise, I think I can provide a DVD of the WiFi data we've
> collected, though I think it would make more sense to push it out via
> WFS or the XML flavor of the moment. Interested? Thoughts?
> Drew from Zhrodague http://www.WiFiMaps.com
> drew at zhrodague.net http://www.pghwireless.net
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