[open-science] [SCHOLCOMM] Libre open access, copyright, patent law, and, other intellectual property matters
Paola Di Maio
paola.dimaio at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 17:38:42 GMT 2012
> If my original data weren't usable, and you took it, cleaned it up, and
> offered it for a price, I would be doubly stupid to stop you from doing
the point here, without a minimum standard requirement for
usability/usefulness of open data, public authorities can publish
rubbish datasets, all paid with public money, and be proud of it (which is
what we are seeing right now)
I am not trying to stop anyone make the data more useful, but I am trying
to stop public administrations making publishing open data
that is not useful at all to anyone in the first place, and then boasting
that they are avant garde
Appropriate design considerations should be made
> If I were smart, I would get inspired by your work and either entice you
> to join me, or try to make my original data even better so folks would
> continue to come to my source.
this is such an ego centric stance, I am very very cautios when someone
insists I depend on their private service to make sense and use of public
data set (red flag here). It looks like your motive here is not the public
good, but to show how smart your are.
> > PDM
> >> This myth was possibly what caused OpenStreetMaps to create its original
> >> restrictive licensing that they are now trying to shed.
> >> It happens all the time -- we get religion, and we start wanting others
> >> do as we do, little realizing that we end up being no different from
> >> we don't want to be like. It is all the more galling for us in higher
> >> research who are most always paid a rather comfortable salary and
> >> anyway for our work.
> >> Which is why I decided to go with nothing
> >> --
> >> Puneet Kishor
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