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Re: Whence cometh the data in src/test/regress/data/streets.data ?

From: "Dann Corbit" <DCorbit(at)connx(dot)com>
To: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Bjorn Munch" <Bjorn(dot)Munch(at)sun(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Whence cometh the data in src/test/regress/data/streets.data ?
Date: 2008-07-25 19:56:39
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-hackers-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org [mailto:pgsql-hackers-
> owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Tom Lane
> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 12:52 PM
> To: Bjorn Munch
> Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Whence cometh the data in
> src/test/regress/data/streets.data ?
> 
> Bjorn Munch <Bjorn(dot)Munch(at)sun(dot)com> writes:
> > This file was checked in way back in July 1996, by Marc G. Fournier
> > but that doesn't mean he was the one who got the data from
> > somewhere. Does anyone know where it comes from? Or has this
> > information been lost in the mist of time?
> 
> It's in the postgres v4r2 tarball with a file date of 1993-01-08,
> which means nobody around the current project has a clue.
> 
> IANAL either, but I think it'd be fairly hard for anyone to assert a
> copyright on it given that it's a compilation of publicly available
> facts, and is surely not in the same format the information was
> originally published in anyhow.

Probably something from here:
http://www.freegis.org/database/?cat=1

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