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Old 04-02-2013, 11:16   #1
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Navionics vector charts support - licensing issues

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Are there any GPLv2 licensing issues with implementing/adding support for Navionics vector charts (assumption of course is that a proper agreement with Navionics is in place)? I would think that a GPLv2 app can open and read another file, such as a chart, and interpret the data without violating the gnu license.

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Old 04-02-2013, 14:05   #2
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Re: Navionics vector charts support - licensing issues

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Hi,
Are there any GPLv2 licensing issues with implementing/adding support for Navionics vector charts (assumption of course is that a proper agreement with Navionics is in place)? I would think that a GPLv2 app can open and read another file, such as a chart, and interpret the data without violating the gnu license.

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Is this a question just out of the blue? Or is there something behind it?
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Ah yes, your question. The answer is really found on this page -> PlugIns | Official OpenCPN Homepage

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Old 04-02-2013, 14:59   #3
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Re: Navionics vector charts support - licensing issues

I'm interested in adding Navionics vector charts support for use of opencpn in a commercial setting - not that Navionics charts are absolutely necessary but I used them with iNavx and really like them. So I was wondering why they are not supported already - lack of interest in proprietary chart formats or licensing issues that would block anyone from contributing this work back to opencpn.org.
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Re: Navionics vector charts support - licensing issues

mkotrak...
This is probably a question for Navionics - so far I'm not aware that they released any SDK for their format that we could freely use.

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Re: Navionics vector charts support - licensing issues

This mainly has to do with licensing agreements that navionics has with differnent Gov.and HO's.
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