- Feb 1, 2007The goal is to provide data in a format that can be used to run
queries, aid in research, etc. For example, someone might want to
make a list of players who have had 300 career goals without having a
30 goal season, or the top Boston Bruins leaders in assists, or
defencemen who have had 20 goal seasons, or whatever. As far as I
know, these queries can not be done at hockeydb.com or any other web
site, and they certainly can't be done with printed sources. Is there
value added here? I certainly think so.
A second goal is to make data available in a form that is as
historically accurate as possible. Printed sources inevitably contain
errors - and this database undoubtedly does as well - but it's much
easier to correct a database and issue a new release than to put out a
new edition of Total Hockey.
I gave some consideration to adding some copyright language, but
decided the fewer restrictions, the better. I'm not 100% convinced
that was the correct decision, so perhaps further discussion of this
point would be useful.
--- In email@example.com, <slater@...> wrote:
> I'd like to ask a question; what is the goal of hockey-databank? If it
> is simply to "free" or "open source" the information on hockeydb.com or
> other online sources, I don't see the "value added" in that.
> You'll note that the Lahman baseball database has the following language
> on it:
> "This database is copyright 1996-2006 by Sean Lahman. A license is
> for individual use for research purposes. It may not be re-distributed
> without permission. Any commercial use, or other dissemination of the
> database in part or in whole is prohibited. Use of this database
> constitutes acceptance of these terms."
> Shouldn't this project have similar language?
> Ralph Slate
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