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Re: A Data License

Matt writes:
> Mmm. I don't it being merged into an expensive data set, but my
> contribution should not be the one to set the dollar value.  ie -
> proprietary data set A costs $5k, combine it with my data should not make
> the collection cost $10k. Does that make any sense?

Not really.  Let's say you manage the not inconsiderable feat of writing a
license that actually says that.  So I take my $5k data set, add your data,
add a 1915 street map of Boston, and sell the whole thing for $10k.  Have I
violated your license?  Of course not!  The extra $5k is for that street
map!  Why do you care if someone does get an extra $5k by including your
data?  It isn't if you would be losing a sale.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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