Re: Bug#664558: RFP: libgeo-coordinates-osgb-perl -- Convert coordinates between Lat/Lon and the British National Grid
On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 06:01:48PM +0200, gregor herrmann wrote:
> Package created, git repo pushed to alioth.
> I'm a bit unsure license-wise. README talks about
> | OSTN02 transformation data is freely available but remains Crown Copyright (C) 2002
> my impression is that there are some of those data included; the
> license I found on the http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk site also
> doesn't make me completely happy at first glance:
> Files: *
> Comment: various files in the source tarball seem to include OSTN02/OSGM02 data
> Copyright: 2002, Crown Copyright
> License: other
> Copyright and any database right or other intellectual property right in the
> OSTN02 data available from this site, however it is made available, belongs to
> Ordnance Survey (and is therefore Crown copyright). Copyright and any database
> right or other intellectual property right in OSGM02 data available from this
> site, however it is made available, belongs jointly to Ordnance Survey,
> Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland (and is protected by Crown copyright) and
> Ordnance Survey Ireland.
> Ordnance Survey and (where relevant) Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland and
> Ordnance Survey Ireland permit users to copy or incorporate copyrighted
> material from both OSTN02, the OSi/OSNI polynomial transformation, or OSGM02
> either onto their own PCs or into their software. However, this is dependant
> on the appropriate copyright notice being displayed in the software. The
> appropriate notices are '© Ordnance Survey Ireland, 2002' or '© Crown
> copyright 2002. All rights reserved.' as applicable. The appropriate mapping
> agency logo must also appear next to the copyright notice. Details of mapping
> agency logos are found in the style guides available on the web site.
> * "copy or incorporate" -> modify? distribute?
> * logos?
> In short: reviews/comments (esp. from someone more familiar with
> British Crown Copyright) welcome!
I *think* that Crown Copyright itself does not change anything
significantly in this context. I agree that the licence you've quoted
is potentially problematic, so CCing debian-legal for more considered
Dominic Hargreaves | http://www.larted.org.uk/~dom/
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