[GeoJSON] Wiki copyright

Allan Doyle adoyle at eogeo.org
Thu Mar 15 13:53:08 PDT 2007

On Mar 15, 2007, at 16:36, Allan Doyle wrote:

> I just realized it's here
> http://wiki.geojson.org/GeoJSON:Copyrights
> I think it would be best to have a little CC icon show up on every
> page if possible. Not being a big MediaWiki hacker, I'm not sure how
> to do that.
> Also how about using the 3.0 instead of the 2.5 version?
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Version_3
> In either case, I vote "yes" for by-sa.

The other half of this, of course is who "by" is. I.e. to whom need  
the attribution be given.

Copyright accrues to the author. CC licenses are a means of providing  
pre-approved releases to the rights reserved by copyright. Thus  
attribution needs to be given to the authors.

My personal vote is that we distinguish between the general Wiki and  
a single page on the wiki which will hold the spec. The latter should  
be a consensus position that keeps whatever spec we have in one  
place. No changes allowed to the latter without a vote.

Then we set up a wiki page called SiteAuthors and encourage anyone  
who is contributing to the site to put their name there.

The specification page also should have authors in a section. The  
reason is (a) that list might be a different set of people and (b)  
that page should be printable or be able to be turned into PDF and  
shipped around as a standalone document.

If we do that, then it's obvious who the attribution has to go to. If  
we don't we wind up with a bit of a morass.


Allan Doyle
adoyle at eogeo.org

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