Sunday, May 01, 2011

Geysers.Net Database License

The following is the proposed Geysers.Net data license. In the next Geyser Notebook release (and Geysers.Net/mobile), it will be placed in a prominent location in the app's end user license agreement and the app's data exports. Send a note if you have suggestions or comments.


Copyright and License

The Geysers.Net eruption database is "open source", with a license based on the Open Database License (ODbL): If you alter or build upon any Geysers.Net data, you may distribute the result only under the same licence.

How to credit Geysers.Net
We request that you use “Data © Geysers.Net under ODbL”.

Where possible, Geysers.Net should be hyperlinked to and the Open Database License to If you are using a medium where links are not possible (e.g. a printed work), we suggest you direct your readers to and to

Geysers.Net contributors are reminded never to add data from any copyrighted sources without explicit permission from the copyright holders.

Inclusion of data in Geysers.Net does not imply that its users and data providers endorse GeysersNet, provide any warranty, or accept any liability.

Although Geysers.Net is "open data", the project does not yet have adequate infrastructure to provide a data API (real time or otherwise) for third-party developers. Functionality to better facilitate data exporting is under development. Please contact us if you have questions.

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