[Koha] Links shelving locations to maps

Chris Cormack chris at bigballofwax.co.nz
Thu Dec 6 13:54:42 NZDT 2012

On 6 December 2012 13:48, Galen Charlton <gmc at esilibrary.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Adalid Ortiz <adalid at tij.uia.mx> wrote:
>> See please.... Creative Commons Licence
>> // Maps v3.1.1 (823.1)
>> // University of Hartford Libraries
>> //
>> // (c) 2012, Written by Brandon J C Fuller (except where noted)
>> // Licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
>> 3.0 Unported License -- http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
>> // Documentation available at http://libill.hartford.edu/koha/maps
> The fact that code is licensed under a CC license is not sufficient, as
> with the exception of the CC0, no current CC license is compatible with the
> GPL -- and anything licensed under a CC-NC license is *definitely* not
> compatible.  In order for this code to be distributed with Koha, whoever
> holds copyright to it, whether it is Brandon Fuller, the University of
> Hartford, or some other entity, would have to license it under the GPL or
> order a license that is compatible with the GPL.

Further to that, any license with NC clause is at odds the freedom to
use the software as you see fit.
Which is Freedom 0, of the 4 software freedoms

The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).

It also violates clause 5 of the Open Source Definition

Eric Raymond comments "Note that licenses that allow only
noncommercial use do not qualify as open-source licenses, even if they
are based on GPL or some other standard license. Such licenses
discriminate against particular occupations, persons, and groups, a
practice which the OSD's Clause 5 explicitly forbids."


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