[ASLO] Please, give an answer
bernie at sugarlabs.org
Tue Nov 1 18:40:11 EDT 2011
On Tue, 2011-11-01 at 16:43 -0400, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-10-29 at 18:51 -0500, Rafael Ortiz wrote:
> > I spoke with Bradley about this today. He agreed that there doesn't
> > seem to be any issue with the code itself. He is going to ask the new
> > SFC lawyer if he sees any problem with the end-user license for the
> > data (which incidentally Google does not own). Open Street Map data of
> > course would be preferable but in the meantime, I think we are not in
> > violation by including the software in ASLO.
> > Ok nice to know. this activity should be public then.
> The file gpl.txt actually seems to refer to a small binary shipped
> alongside Google Earth:
> I could ask for more information internally, but I'm afraid we can't
> publish this activity on activities.sugarlabs.org.
Ok, I spoke with some people. They told me that the GPLv2 applies to
GPSBabel, which is a separate executable.
The actual license covering the main Google Earth binary is this:
Section 2(c) explicitly forbids redistribution.
Daniel: they told me that they'll check if it's possible to provide you
a redistribution license for the Sugar activity, but if it's not free
software we can't redistribute it from the Sugar Labs servers.
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