Re: Some licensing questions regarding celestia
* Mika Fischer <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2003-09-01 15:50]:
> I'm the new maintainer of celestia which is a space simulation program.
> As such it contains a lot of data, numerical data such as positions of
> stars as well as 3D models and textures.
> The copyright status of all this data is a real mess and we (the authors
> and me) are trying to clarify it.
OK, this is getting better and better.
How far does one have to go in regard to data? A few examples.
- Data published on the web:
http://www.obspm.fr/encycl/cat1.html lists stars with possible planets
Is one allowed to use this data in a program?
Basically for me this is just information and it doesn't make sense to
- Data announced on the web:
which leads to:
which has the data.
- If one creates a 3D Model from published data, what is the legal
status of this work? Can it be GPLed? Can it be put in the public
These are all for now. I'm sure more esoteric examples will eventually
Mi 'And I haven't even started with the images!' ka