[License-discuss] Looking for a license agreement.

Rudy Lippan rlippan at remotelinux.com
Fri Oct 7 05:13:26 UTC 2011

On Thursday, October 06, 2011 at 05:06:58 PM, David Woolley wrote:
> Rudy Lippan wrote:
> > 
> > There may not be intellectual property in the components; however, there is work
> > involved in their creation.  As such, I think it would be fair to be able to
> > attribute the creator some level of control over the use use of the product.
> > License may be the wrong term here, but the idea is the same. 
> > 
> That's why the UK recognizes database copyrights.  However, if no such 

That is a tough one for me.  I don't think that a list factual data itself is
deserving of copyright protections esp. when the data cannot be recreated by
someone else. 

> statute applies, you must create a contract with every transfer or copy 
> of the components, and as part of that contract, require the receiving 
> party to treat them as confidential.  I'm not sure that is compatible 
> with open source.

Do you think that it would be compatible with open source for super-
data-munger(TM) 1.3 to say, "if you download* databases form the munger network(TM)+
and use super-data-munger to process the data, you must re-release the product 
of your munging along with your munger ruleset(TM) to the munger$ network?"

I ask because this is related to another project with which I am involved.

* know or have reason to believe that the data set originated or was derived 
from a munger network data source.

+ or any similar network that puts restrictions on the use of such databases.

$ or network from which the original databases originated 


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