[Freegis-list] Free 3D viewer for maps on Planet format

Nils Faerber nils.faerber at kernelconcepts.de
Thu Sep 9 14:22:48 CEST 2004


Am Do, den 09.09.2004 schrieb Stefano Maffulli um 6:15:
> On Thu, 2004-09-09 at 02:11, Terracopter TS wrote:
> > Get it from [...]
> I couldn't find any hint that this is free-as-in-freedom software.  

Not only that but you also have to register as a user of their web site
to be able to download it.
Since personal information has become a good nowadays this could even be
considered a payment (you pay with your good name ;)

Stefano: A free download does not constitute free software.
Especially if the format of the data to be viewed (only) by the
application is created with proprietary software then the use of the
viewer-only application is limited.
Consider releasing the source code under some OSI certified license and
we are back in busines ;)

CU
  nils faerber

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