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Grumpy Old Men - Berowra 11-Jul-2009 At 3:38:16 AM pmonks
On 10/07/2009 rodw wrote:
>Just make sure if you use any Sydney Sand and surf guide, like descriptions
>etc you use, get the okay from Peter Monks first....mind you alot of pople
>climb there Im sure someone could help ya out.

No need to ask me - the info on Sun, Surf and Sandstone is (I hope!) pretty clearly licensed.

To summarise (glossing over some legal minutiae that is detailed in the license itself):

Anyone can do anything with any of the information on the SSS site (copy it, print it, modify it, send the changes to their mates, copy it onto other web sites, sell it for megabucks without paying me a cent, use it for toilet paper, etc. etc. etc.) provided all of that information, including all changes is released under the same license (the GNU Free Documentation License).

There are two exceptions to the license:

  1. The Climber's Code of Conduct is copyrighted by the SRC and cannot be used without their explicit written permission.

  2. The source code for the Joust menuing system is copyright Ivan Peters - licensing details are on his web site.

This is why I've been unable to contribute the information to the ACA site (much as I would like to) - the licensing of information on the ACA site is unclear and the license I chose for SSS is just as binding on me as it is for anyone else (ie. ACA would need to use the GNU FDL for me, or anyone else, to be able to send them the SSS information).

So while I would love to see the information on SSS added to the ACA site, it ain't gunna happen until they adopt the GNU FDL, and despite suggestions that they consider doing that, I've not seen any clarifications on the licensing situation for information on the site.

Trivia of the day: Chockstone has the same problem - no details on how information on the site (including your valuable forum posts!) is licensed...

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