This section is about FairplayTrips' data.
Read this section if you want to contribute to FairplayTrips (we encourage you to do so!).
For building a trip with FairplayTrips, click here.
FairplayTrips' goal is to be the most useful free and open source of information for travelers around the world.
The information is created by travelers, for travelers, all under free licenses which favor community building and sharing.
For the casual traveler, finding information about a trip destination is both an exciting and daunting task, due to the multitude of sources, overlapping and disorganized.
FairplayTrips wants to help you find the information most useful for your journeys, built by an open community with a collaborative mindset.
As travelers need to trust the information they use, they must understand how it has been put together, by whom and for which purpose.
On FairplayTrips, this is made as clear as possible:
At FairplayTrips, you are not the product, but the valuable information provided and used by the community is a key part of the product.
All you publish on the web is protected from the moment you create it (if your country has signed the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works - full list of signing countries here). This means that you retain full copyright of your work for the duration of the copyright (usually a very long time), including the right to translate, reproduce, broadcast, adapt or alter your original work.
Usually, web sites to which you contribute (social networks, forums...) your work (messages, reviews, pictures...) include in their terms of service a clause which grants them a specific license on your content. Thanks to such a license, they can reuse your work free of charge, sub-license it or transfer it and even charge for it (either as-is or transformed). But only you and the site to which you have contributed your work can reuse it. Noone else except you and them.
Many people find these copyright laws too restrictive in the Internet era, where "intellectual property" grows exponentially (all the messages and images you leave on the web are your intellectual property).
According to many respectable and successful organisations (among which Wikipedia or OpenStreetMap), it is important to build repositories of knowledge (be it an encyclopedia or cartographic information) that can be copied, reused, enriched and transformed by anyone. While retaining copyright on their contributions, members of such projects:
The objective is clear: develop the use and creation of content useful to people around the world, free of charge. To enforce such a vision, specific licenses have been created: Creative Commons licenses. The above two conditions are the ones you find in the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike (CC-BY-SA) license.
We, as a community, believe that free information sharing benefits everyone directly or indirectly.
For all parties involved, mutual benefits come from collaboration on a neutral platform.
There is so much to do!
Your contributions can take multiple forms, and will all be of great use to the community:
We hope that you understand that FairplayTrips is your project. Without you, it can not live and fulfill its mission. So please join us, and let the fun begin!