[Taxacom] Global Names Index

Markku Savela msa at moth.iki.fi
Thu Oct 24 03:31:23 CDT 2013

On 10/24/2013 11:02 AM, Roderic Page wrote:
> ION is much more extensive than this, see http://www.organismnames.com/metrics.htm?page=graphs  

...but what use is a site that has "terms of clause" as follows:

Thomson Reuters grants you a limited license to access and make personal
use of this site, subject to the Terms. This site and any portion hereof
may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, downloaded, sold, resold,
visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the
express written consent of Thomson Reuters

What is personal use? I have a non-commercial site I maintain, and I
cannot download or use anything from ION, because of above clause.

I would love to use the information as seed data, but as MY site does
not have any limitations for further use of information, so I cannot
copy ION data without breaking their "terms of use".

=> I have to retype everything from other sources.

Similar problem may apply to wikipedia ?

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