[open-bibliography] Orphan data
kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Fri Mar 2 01:16:48 GMT 2012
I have run into a case of "orphan data" that, in part, arises from a
desire to be "open." In this case, an organization hosts -- but does not
create -- bibliographic data in a large database. There are no stated
"owners" of any of the bibliographic records; they are being shared by a
community with no one claiming any rights.
When asked to let someone use the data under PDDL (or even CC0), the
hosting organization declined because they consider themselves to have
no rights to grant a license.
Thus, openness has led to an "orphan data" problem. Potential users
cannot obtain a license or even a statement of public domain because
there is no declared owner.
Any ideas for a solution?
kcoyle at kcoyle.net http://kcoyle.net
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