[okfn-discuss] WiserEarth - open data?

Josef Davies-Coates josef at uniteddiversity.com
Wed Oct 22 11:51:42 BST 2008

There is also http://www.freebase.com/ and I was under the impression
that WiserEarth are hoping to work with them.

Perhaps Peggy Duvette (of WiserEarth, cc'd) can clarify :)



2008/10/21 Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>:
> 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'
> license.
>> 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 ...)
> Rufus
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