On Domingo, 18 de noviembre de 2012 11:01:39 Charles Plessy wrote: > Le Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 11:15:01AM +0100, Francesco Poli a écrit : > > On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:02:13 +0900 Charles Plessy wrote: > > > > [...] > > > > > Catalogues available at CDS contain scientific data distributed > > > for free, for a scientific usage. > > > > [...] > > > > Doesn't this fail DFSG#6 ? > > Hi, > > given that it comes from an email conversation and not a proper license, it > is hard to decide if it has to be taken as a disclaimer or as a > restriction. > > So if it is a serious concern, it means that a more formal clarification is > needed. > > Cheers, I think that the formal Policy of the place where the Catalogue was obtained by the author is relevant: Data was obtained from NASA ADC (today offline). Its policy can be read today here: http://web.archive.org/web/20070303235508/http://adc.astro.umd.edu/adc/questions_feedback.html#policies It reads: All ADC data are public domain unless otherwise stated in the "ReadMe" file. The data are for scientific use only and have no commercial value. I think this supports similarity with SIL-OFL, since it does not forbids commercial use, it merely states that data have no commercial value. These PD data were modified by KStars team to obtain the deepstars.dat file, GPL licensed by them. But of course IANAL and I pledge to whatever is decided in this list. Thanks ------------------------- A: Because it breaks the logical flow of discussion. Q: Why is top posting bad?
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