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OpenStreetMap is moving towards the Open Database License (ODbL) License Structure http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Open_Database_License "We want to change the current CC-BY-SA 2.0 to Open Database License (OdbL) 1.0. " Lots of debate has been going on for months http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Open_Database_License


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I believe you're correct: "If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one." Basically, the same license that permits you to obtain the data prohibits you from keeping it (not sharing). There is now a CC-BY-SA 3.0 too, but I don't immediately see the difference ...


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Yes, you can use Open Source GIS software commercially (within the context of the respective license). See also: Free Software and Open Source Business Models (by A. Christl) Business models for open-source software (Wikipedia) Don't oppose Free Software and Commercial Software (by J. Wagner)


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This is just about Server licenses; I haven't figured out how to get my EDN license showing up on the provisioning page as well. I had this issue when I made a mistake and authorized a staging server with the Enterprise Advanced license (it should have been Standard). I just did what I've done on pre-10 servers and authorized it with the right license file. ...


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http://www.google.com/permissions/geoguidelines.html is pretty clear and simple


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Your first quote says that you can use the map at no cost. The web mapping api's in my opinion are the querying, identifying, and other services that are available through api calls to a hosted mxd in the AGS. It's my opinion that if you just want to display a base map then you are fine. i'm not a lawyer.


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OSM legal FAQ (Common License Interpretations) mentions the difference between a Derivative Work and a Collective Work: If what you create is based on OSM data (for example if you create a new layer by looking at the OSM data and refering to locations on it) then it is likely you have created a derivative work. If you generate a merged work with ...


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You can control it with http://www.openlm.com/index.php/articles-topmenu-7/65-when-will-openlm-close-an-idle-session-of-esri-arcgis-arcinfo-arceditor-arcview


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It's not fun. The two things we have in place to help this out are the following: We have an intranet site which lists the current ArcGIS license usage. This puts it on the user to check the intranet when they have a license issue and do the calls themselves. It's still not great, but it mostly works. We also have the 9.3 License Checker Extension, which ...


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Another possible problem is datarot when creative commons data is released as no derivatives allowed. This means that: Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works based on it. This becomes problematic when errors are discovered in the dataset, or it needs updating in any way. If ...


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There is no problem with CC in general except when people use the optional share alike licence eg. OSM. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ It is quite common to want to mix copyright data that you can use but have no right to apply the cc licence to. So in not allowing derivatives that are copyright but with attribution, share alike renders ...


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I don't think so at this time. I'm not anything close to a lawyer, but my reading is that AGS Online services can only be used with "Software", meaning ESRI proprietary, and "Applications", meaning programs developed with "Software". Hopefully there will be a change in the language when they update the AGS Online TOS, which is surely coming with the recent ...


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I did this way... http://mapperz.blogspot.com/2011/02/embed-arcgis-online-maps-for-free.html Though this got more backlash from OSMers (OpenStreetMappers) because ESRI do not attribute OpenStreetMap in their ArcGIS Online http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2011-February/056894.html [OSM and ESRI now in talks to resolve the issue]


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The problem is that in some jurisdictions (in particular the EU) copyright is applied differently for databases than for coherent single works of creation. Therefore, it was necessary for i.e. openstreetmap to work on a new licence that would cover these different ways how copyright law is applied in a way that the ideas of creative commons are also valid ...


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I have the same information Simon, I have experienced the same issues for ArcGIS Server Basic (ArcSDE), my understanding is that this has been identified to ESRI but no more information available. If there is anyone else out there looking at this please feel free to let us know how you got around it


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World Imagery, World Topographic, and World Street are the three community maps that Esri maintains and these maps remain free of charge for the use of everyone as they are improved by GIS Professionals all over the world. (Most of them are governmental institutions) However for rest of the map services you should follow the license regulations. ...


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Use ArcGIS Online maps and map layers, imagery, and geometry services in conjunction with Esri software or an ArcGIS Online subscription for projects and applications that are both internal and external use As long as you do not exceed the transaction cap if the cap applies to you.  Government, Education, and NGO users: Full unlimited use  ...


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here's my tuppence worth : This human readable version of the TOS seems to stipulate free use is restricted to users of ESRI software : http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisonline/e800_summary.pdf I suppose that "users" would be the individual browser sessions connecting to the basemaps, rather than the web server which is distributing the web app.? Google ...


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I have had to state to customer service before that the licensed machine ws no longer in service and that I would not be utilizing the license on that machine any longer. They then re-issued the license for another machine.


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not a direct answer but I think using an Open Data Commons license would be more appropriate than CC for sharing data http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/ They have everything from a GPL type license to a BSD type license



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