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From Henri Yandell <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: LEGAL-183 - EPSG database
Date Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:16:16 GMT
Done.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 7:58 PM, Henri Yandell <bayard@apache.org> wrote:

>
> Noting that this was never closed out.
>
> I am going to leave this 72 hours, then resolve LEGAL-183, per Jim's +1,
> approving use of the EPSG data set in Apache works. I'll add it as a
> question/answer to resolved.html.
>
> Hen
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 5:48 AM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
>
>> +1
>> > On Jul 13, 2015, at 4:04 AM, Martin Desruisseaux <
>> martin.desruisseaux@geomatys.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Thanks Henri for following on.
>> >
>> >> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-183
>> >>  is a request to include a
>> >> database of 'geodetic coordinate transformations'. It's produced by
>> oil/gas
>> >> companies and its terms and conditions are here:
>> >>
>> >> http://www.epsg-registry.org/help/xml/Terms_Of_Use.html
>> >
>> > The link is now http://www.epsg.org/TermsOfUse but the content is the
>> same.
>> >
>> >
>> >> Additionally it has conditions regarding modification - the reasoning
>> seems
>> >> to be around what modifications can be made while still calling it EPSG
>> >> Dataset.
>> >>
>> >
>> > This restriction seems similar to Apache 2.0 conditions, in my
>> understanding of the "May I call my modified code 'Apache'" entry in the
>> http://www.apache.org/foundation/license-faq.html#Name-changes FAQ. The
>> difference is that, as an extra flexibility, EPSG terms of use authorizes
>> the modified products to keep the "EPSG" name if the modifications comply
>> to their conditions.
>> >
>> >
>> >> My proposal is that we allow the inclusion of this in Apache projects,
>> >> conditioned on it not being modified.
>> >>
>> >
>> > We may amend the above proposal with the condition that, if the user
>> modify the database, he must change the EPSG name to something else.
>> >
>> >     Thanks,
>> >
>> >         Martin
>> >
>>
>>
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