[open-bibliography] BibSoup/BibServer collaboration model?
pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 2 23:04:09 GMT 2012
On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:49 PM, Jim Pitman <pitman at stat.berkeley.edu>wrote:
> -- Any content obtained from Mendeley must include proper attribution as
> such. Mendeley brand elements should be placed within close proximity to
> the content, so that the users can easily understand the source. For those
> wishing to brand the content as their own, please contact
> trademarks at mendeley.com with the subject line "SELF BRANDING."
> I do not think this community should encourage or condone this sort of
> commercialization of
> biblio data. I would rather see promotion of ideas of provenance of biblio
> data, enforced by
> open community norms, rather than legal attribution requirements. I would
> rather see us promote
> non-commercial alternatives, and create bibliographic stores unencumbered
> with BY requirements,
> but including provenenance assertions whenever possible.
> I agree. A year ago Adrian Pohl led the OKF effort to create Principles
for Open Bibliography:
We worked hard on this and recommended that licences should be CC0. We
realised that attribution was not appropriate for bibliographic data ,
which we see as FACTUAL data and therefore effectively in the public domain.
(I hadn't seen the Mendeley "requirement" for "attribution". This is
extremely similar to claiming database rights and IMO has no place. )
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
CB2 1EW, UK
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