[okfn-discuss] New project - Open Data licence
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Sep 4 12:48:17 BST 2007
I look forward to seeing the new draft!
On a tangent, have you considered adding any of your thoughts or
findings to the draft guide to open data licensing:
I don't know if you've added anything already, but if you have time it'd
be great to have you as a contributor!
> Thanks for the links -- had a look through them and I *think that the
> draft addresses most of the issues highlighted. In the end, I think
> that there may be a need for different open data licences for
> different communities. For example, the updated TCL won't (as of now
> anyway) have any 'Attribution' element, whereas that could be a major
> need in the scientific sector.
> In terms of the basis for the licence, the Database Directive often
> gets criticized for being overreaching, but the terms for the sites
> collected in the Australian report:
> Building the infrastructure for data access and reuse in
> collaborative research: An analysis of the legal context
> Seem mostly to based on contract rather than copyright, and don't
> have the built in protections of the Database Directive for the
> extraction and re-utilisation of insubstantial amounts of data.
> Will post the draft relatively soon.
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