[Geowanking] iPhone Geolocating technology?
ascardoso at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 12 15:23:27 PDT 2007
And just remember that the other option (besides Intel's ParcPlace) is
SkyHook and Loki which got enough cash and smarts to influence smart heads.
Drew from Zhrodague wrote:
>> 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'm just a guy. However if cddb, and before that a certain mailing
>> list, tell me anything, it's that someone else asserting compilation
>> copyright on data I provided in a way that precludes me from using
>> it, is unpalatable. As long as there's a license that precludes
>> someone from taking the provided data private and making a profit, good.
>> I'm not opposed to profit, but if you want my data, pay me or keep
>> giving me stuff for free, (if) I gave you stuff for free.
> Agreed, and that's been one of the points I wanted to make -- to
> get people to visit, and interest them enough to go out and wardrive
> (contests, etc).
> I know if I just published this stuff as public domain, certain
> unnamed groups would copy it, and call the database their own. This
> wouldn't be the first time, and that's why I want to put some
> protections (for the project) into the license. I'd like to make sure
> that we're cited -- at the minimum -- as a data source, and probably
> free for noncommercial use. There is a commercial-use/subscription
> option in here somewhere. This is why the CC licenses appeal to me.
>> 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.
> Hm, I don't see our dataset as a liability. It is definately an
> asset. It does not, however, have any value sitting on a disk array at
> my house -- it has far more value in being plotted, analyzed,
> spindled, etc by third parties. Mashups, research, curious folks.
> This is why I pipe up, and ask the experts. This is a bit out of
> my expertise. Am I making any sense?
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