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Copyright problems with Mapnik[edit]

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Hello. Concerning your contribution, Mapnik, please note that Wikipedia cannot accept copyrighted text or images obtained from other web sites or printed material, without the permission of the author(s). This article or image appears to be a direct copy from http://mapnik.org/faq/. As a copyright violation, Mapnik appears to qualify for deletion under the speedy deletion criteria. Mapnik has been tagged for deletion, and may have been deleted by the time you see this message.

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I intentionally used text from the mapnik.org page because I am creating the wikipedia page to full fill mapnik trac ticket #194 (http://trac.mapnik.org/ticket/194). I will explicitly ask Artim, the developer of Mapnik, if using this text is ok.

Jim McManus

See also https://lists.berlios.de/pipermail/mapnik-users/2009-June/002058.html (Dane Springmeyer is a co-author of Mapnik). --Colin Marquardt (talk) 19:57, 22 June 2009 (UTC)