[ASLO] Please, give an answer

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 20:30:14 EDT 2011

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 6:40 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> 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:
>>   http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=518959
>> 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:
>  http://www.google.es/intl/en_us/earth/download/ge/agree.html
> 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.
> --
> Bernie Innocenti
> Sugar Labs Infrastructure Team
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Infrastructure_Team

Thanks for checking. Rafael, can you please remove it from ASLO?



Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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