[okfn-coord] Proposal: Open Data Commons license to be maintained as part of opendefinition.org project

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Dec 10 12:44:10 UTC 2007

Following general discussion with Jordan Hatcher over the last couple of 
months, last week he asked whether we'd be happy for opendefinition.org 
(qua project) to be the home for the license he has been drafting for 
Talis (currently entitled the 'Open Data Commons' license or similar -- 
though this may be subject to change).

I said that I thought this would be fine but wanted to check with the 
Board first before officially agreeing. I note that we would not be 
taking on any specific obligations other than to actually host the 
license text. That said, Jordan suggested that Talis might be willing to 
provide financial support for work on improving (fixing bugs) in the 
license in the future (Talis have been the one's funding Jordan's work 
up until now).

Anyway please let me know if you have objections (or require 
clarification) on this matter in the next week or so. If I don't hear 
anything I'll assume everyone's happy and go ahead.


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