[okfn-discuss] WiserEarth - open data?

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Tue Oct 21 20:36:13 BST 2008

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Chris Watkins
<chriswaterguy at appropedia.org> wrote:
> Does anyone know if WiserEarth's database is open data - and if so, how to get hold of it? I haven't been able to find it, so far.

Bottom of page states:

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons
Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.

This is (of course) non-open (due to Non-commercial restriction)

Of course this is just the license for the site 'content' but here the
content seems to equal the data so I'd guess this is also the 'data'

> If it's not open (and even if it is) then I'd be interested in where to find other large sources of data on non-profit organizations.

Interesting question and I certainly don't know of any lists. In the
US I'd guess there must be public register of 501(c) type
organizations and in the UK you might be able to search for companies
limited by guarantees and charities (though I think you'd need to pay
for at least one of these datasets ...)


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