Re: [baseball-databank] BDB License
- To my comment:
>> Would the interactive application be considered aTangotiger wrote:
>> derivative? I
>> don't think so. But I would sincerely hope that the
>> spirit of
>> sharing for the common good is enough to convince
>> the publisher to
>> publish the source code of the application under the
> This is a scary proposition, if I read it a certainThat was not my intent. It would be nice if those who wrote logic to
> First of all, data that is public domain cannot even
> be copyrighted. I don't see how it can be subject to
> a "use licence". [...]
> Therefore, asking that the source code for a product
> that uses this data to be donated is bothersome.
use the data were to GPL their applications, but by no means a
necessity. A dream of a utopian world where everyone cooperates and
helps each other, building off of each others' works, as computer
science was taught back before "Intellectual Property" became more
important than functionality, correctness, and usefulness.
Then Forman-san wrote:
> What I was thinking was more the case where someone matches theI'm in full agreement. As Tangotiger pointed out, data is not
> BDB with data on GM's or umpires and provides that data elsewhere. I
> believe they should then have to contribute back the GM or umpire
> This may be untenable legally, but I think it should be the goal.
copyrightable. But I am under the impression that it can be subject
to an EULA (End User License Agreement). It's been a trend in the
entertainment and software industries of late to have the EULA
restrict use beyond what copyright normally allows. This is a major
reason why I will not use *any* Microsoft file formats, I don't agree
with the restrictions that they put on them. For that reason, the
EULA for the BBDB needs to be the opposite of these trends, i.e.
enabling end users to build on the data for their needs, not
restricting people's ability from using and profiting from the BBDB,
while still insuring the continued evolution and accumulation of data.
What needs to be done to make the EULA effective? I a click-through
confirmation before downloading necessary? I don't know. And it
seems like requiring distributors to have click-through downloads
would only hinder the spread of the BBDB, which is not what I think
Public Key: http://www.japanesebaseball.com/keys/westbaystars.gpgkey