Flickr Uses CC Zero for their Shapefiles

http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/14678

Aaron from the Flickr Development team explains their rationale for using CC Zero:

We want people (developers, researchers and anyone else who wants to play) to find new and interesting ways to use the shapefiles and we recognize that, in many cases, this means having access to the entire dataset.

We want people to feel both comfortable and confident using this data in their projects and so we opted for a public domain [waiver] so no one would have to spend their time wondering about the issue of licensing. We also think the work that the Creative Commons crew is doing is valuable and important and so we chose to release the shapefiles under the CC0 waiver as a show of support.

We want people to create their own shapefiles and to share them so that other people (including us!) can find interesting ways to use them. We’re pretty sure there’s something to this “shapefile stuff” even if we can’t always put our finger on it so if publishing the dataset will encourage others to do the same then we’re happy to do so.



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Klaus Graf (2009, 23. Mai). Flickr Uses CC Zero for their Shapefiles. Archivalia. Abgerufen am 19. April 2024, von https://doi.org/10.58079/bv1t

Autor: Klaus Graf

Historiker und Archivar, Blogger

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