Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#8253 closed defect (fixed)

mythweather: no copyright display in forecasts or maps

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: beirdo
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: Plugin - MythWeather Version: 0.22-fixes
Severity: medium Keywords: mythweather copyright ToS
Cc: Ticket locked: no


As of 0.22, there is no copyright displayed in the forecasts (18h/3days/6days) and maps/animations window. Since the ToS requires the display of a copyright notice for many sites including weatherbug and, this shortens the already short list of possible providers.

Most copyright notices seems to be short. One exception is, which requires that 93 characters are displayed in the same size as other text. The only way I can think of to implement this is some kind of stock ticker.

This also affects the affects interface to the grabbers, which need to send whatever notice required. BTW, I see no problem with a text like 'Data from NWS' even if not required by the ToS.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by alec leamas <>

Yes, it was me submitting this one :-)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by beirdo

This is mostly a theming issue. The part that is actually defined in mythweather itself is due to be checked in shortly after the release of 0.23.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by beirdo

The XML change within mythweather has been committed in [23992]

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by robertm

(In [24071]) Refs #8253. Use newly-required copyright textarea in Arclight weather-ui.xml in accordance with various site's terms of service.

comment:5 in reply to:  3 Changed 9 years ago by leamas

Replying to beirdo:

The XML change within mythweather has been committed in [23992]

I have some test grabbers at Once installed as a directory under ...mythweather/scripts these offers a 'test' source, unrelated to the search string ( which just is ignored). The actual data provided is from the *txt files which are easy to patch. The grabbers offers basically everything besides the nws_alert, which seems to be us specific. All supplies the long copyright, which hopefully is worst-case.

Provisional logs in /tmp/mythweather-grabber-test.log.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by beirdo

Owner: changed from Isaac Richards to beirdo
Status: newassigned

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by beirdo

I'm not sure what inspired these scripts... I have no idea what use they could be to me.

Anyways, the theme updates are nearly complete for all of the themes in SVN. I ran out of time tonight (being 2am), and just have Terra to go, and then all of the themes should be operational and TOS compliant. I hope to commit tomorrow.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by beirdo

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(In [25152]) Each theme (in SVN) has now been hand tweaked for mythweather, allowing for the copyright on every page while not significantly changing the theme layout. Some of these were seriously messed up (metallurgy for example), but all look good to me now.

Closes #8253

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