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Open source? Creative Commons? What's that all about?
Putting this together requires many people to donate their time or resources, and we wanted to be sure that we created a resource free from commercial exploitation in future. To that end, the site software is available for re-use under the terms of the GNU Public Licence (GPL).

In addition, we require all submitters to adopt a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike licence on their photographic submissions.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/External link

While our volunteer photographers keep copyright on their photos, they also grant the use of their photographs in return for attribution (take a look at a typical submission for more details).
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/14External link

In a nutshell, we wanted to build a true community project that won't leave a nasty taste in the mouth by getting sold for shedloads of cash and taken away from the people who contributed. These licence terms ensure that the site and content can never be "taken away" from you. See Freedom - The Geograph Manifesto http://www.geograph.org.uk/help/freedomExternal link


(Developer? http://www.geograph.org.uk/article/Geograph-for-DevelopersExternal link )
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Reusing Geograph Content

I would be interested in using Geograph content, is that possible?
All images are licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Licence, see licence details by viewing a full size image. Also look for the "Find out how to re-use this image?" link under each image on the main photo page, which outlines easy ways to re-use the image.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/faq.php#opensourceExternal link

Are you a developer?

... maybe looking for ways to access images outside the website?
http://www.geograph.org.uk/article/Ways-to-view-Geograph-ImagesExternal link

Please get in contact if you have an idea for re-using images, beyond what's available via the RSS feeds above. In all likelihood we can provide a feed to suit your requirements.
http://www.geograph.org.uk/contact.phpExternal link

The entire archive will be available for download via bittorrent - see http://torrents.geograph.org.ukExternal link for details.


We also have a Google Gadget: * Add to my iGoogle page * Add to any webpage *
http://www.google.com/ig/add?moduleurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geograph.org.uk%2Fstuff%2Fggadget0.xmlExternal link
http://www.google.com/ig/creator?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geograph.org.uk%2Fstuff%2Fggadget0.xmlExternal link
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