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Re: Using a CC-3.0-BY file as data file for a GPL program

On Mon, Sep 03, 2007 at 03:07:04PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le dimanche 02 septembre 2007 à 19:03 +0530, Shriramana Sharma a écrit :
> > It's a program related to astronomy that requires latitude, longitude 
> > and elevation of places to calculate sunrise, sunset etc. For that I 
> > found the database from geonames.org. This database has a certain 
> > internal format which the program will be hard-coded to utilize.

> If the program cannot work without the database, that makes it a derived
> work. 

Er, presumably the application can work with any database that's in the
right format?

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