[ckan-discuss] Open Data Rights Statements

Leigh Dodds leigh at ldodds.com
Tue Jul 2 09:27:13 BST 2013


At the UK Open Data Institute we've been working on some guidance and
a new vocabulary to help support the publication of machine-readable
rights statements for open data. The vocabulary builds on existing
work in this area (e.g. Dublin Core and Creative Commons) but
addresses a few issues that we felt were underspecified.

The vocabulary is intended to work in a wide variety of contexts, from
simple JSON documents and data packaging formats through to Linked
Data and Web APIs.

The work is now at a stage where we're keen to get wider feedback from
the community.

You can read a background on the work in this introductory blog post
on the UK ODI blog:


The draft schema can be found here:


And there are publisher and re-user guides to accompany it:


We would love to hear your feedback on the work. If you do have issues
or comments, then can I ask that you submit them as an issue to our
github project:




Leigh Dodds
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Open Data, Linked Data Geek
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