[kwlug-disc] GPL attachment to data files

Brad Bierman bbierman42 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 13:20:21 EST 2009


I have seen it done a different way.

Put in the readme.txt file or on the site saying that you have to get
the data separately because you don't have rights to redistribute, but
give them a link (providing that it is freely available) to the data.

Another way is to give them some search terms so that they can find the data.

Just a suggestion.

<proviso>
I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on a TV show.  Please seek
competent legal advice if you are worried.
</proviso>


Brad
On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 11:06 AM, Adam Glauser <adamglauser at gmail.com> wrote:
> Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
>  What options do I have to distribute the calculator + the data tables in
>>
>> these circumstances?  Can I provide two seperate downloads?  Or if I'm
>> using tables from a US government site do I just bundle it in and beg
>> forgiveness later?
>
> With the usual caveats about my lack of law training, I believe that most US
> government data is released in the public domain (the idea being that it was
> taxpayer funded so everyone should have access).  See if you can find a
> statement to that effect on the site in question.
>
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