[osg-users] restrictive OpenSceneGraph-Data license (was: Re: camera config file?)

Robert Osfield robert.osfield at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 02:35:11 PDT 2007


On 10/4/07, Melchior FRANZ <mfranz at aon.at> wrote:
> * Robert Osfield -- Thursday 04 October 2007:
> > The non commercial clause is there due to some of the files, most will
> > actually be OK to copy and use of commercial use but to be rather safe
> > than sorry the README is conservative.
>
> "Actually OK" isn't really enough, when the license literally
> forbids it. So, David can't take a camera config file, adjust
> it to his needs and distribute it with a GPL project. This would
> be derived work.

Its fine to take the config files, you just need to ask me for permission.

> > How I'd very much support the community rally around and creating a
> > new data repository with everything under a much more permissive
> > license.  I'm not a modeler or content creator though.
>
> FlightGear's repository is full of free models, which you could take
> under the GPL. But it's no source for OSG specific stuff. And without
> free demos available it's unlikely that it ever becomes one.

Perhaps this is something the community.

> Anyway, could you at least fix the embarrassing spelling of
> "commercial" in the OpenSceneGraph-Data/README?  ;-)

What to you might seem as a incompetence is actual a disability.  If
you see a mistake fix it and send me the file.

Robert.



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