[open-bibliography] Sharing bibliographic user data
adrian.pohl at okfn.org
Mon Nov 15 21:20:36 GMT 2010
Quoting Karen Coyle <kcoyle at kcoyle.net>:
> As we know from experience with contracts (even implied ones) you have to
> make the right agreements at the beginning -- it is very hard to change
> things afterward.
It doesn't seem to be too hard for BibSonomy to change the "contract",
the Privacy Statement periodically."
And they have the pseudonymized data anyway because they give it to
"The entries are being used for research purposes in fields like spam
detection, recommender functions and are part of the data set, which
BibSonomy makes available in pseudonymous form for other research
Because BibSonomy is a research project they also store other data
like IP addresses. But regarding open bibliographic data mainly the
publicly posted entries (BibTex-records(/URLs) + tags) would be
interesting. I don't think it would be legally hard to make this data
available to non-"researchers" for doing useful stuff with it.
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