I wrote this to the the noun project:
Hi out there.
I’m Thomas Kalka, from the transformap project:
I’m looking for someone to discuss licensing issues, in the best case openly in a thread in our discourse.
As I understand, we have three options to use the icons
1.) use the public domain subset of the icons
the easiest way
2.) pay for downloading icons
I could pay and download a bunch of icons.
Then I would use them in map editors , printed maps, online maps etc which potentially will be used by many people,
reproducing them in any way with open data licenses. Is this the idea behind your pay for download option ?
3.) add a cc-by-sa license information
Would we have to include a list of icons, with their authors names and links to the noun project for every used icon,
or would it be enough to have one general information on the map
"icons used from the noun project, licensed by CC-SA-BY"
I do not understand the limit of 5000 api calls per month for the free access modell.
If we cache icons localy, may we download 5000 icons per month ?
Would it be considerable to sponsor transformap providing a pro account for small or no cost in the beginning of its existence?
It would be easier for us to pay for a pro account if have handled the first steps …
Thomas Kalka, Potsdam, Germany