Re: MaintainerDatabase Copyright
>>"Oliver" == Oliver Elphick <email@example.com> writes:
Oliver> My conclusion from all this is that amateurs should not
Oliver> attempt to be lawyers, especially when we are dealing with the
Oliver> laws of (potentially) 250 odd countries! It's not just a
Oliver> simple matter of copyright under the Berne Convention.
I, too, am fast getting to be of the opinion that I have no
stomach for being in the middle of this.
If a consensus on a licence for the dat set emerges, then a
new questionnaire should be created and sent to the project
members. If this licence allows for people to send in the data and
not have it published, there shall be a choice on the questionnaire.
In any case, the data gathered so far does not seem
distributable in any form.
In all this, I apologize to Lindsay Allen, who has been stuck
with the grunt work, and has never once complained about my
mishandling the licence issues.
If any licence agreement is reached, I shall be happy to
provide any technical assistance that is required.
We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter
hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Let us hope we have the
wisdom to make the right choice. Woody Allen
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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