[geo-discuss] [Geodata] Re: Geodata in CKAN and collaboration (was Re: Responding to the consultation on opening Ordnance Survey's data)

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Tue Feb 16 15:23:19 UTC 2010

On 9 February 2010 16:32, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Which is a fair point, but it cuts both ways. If CC is only interested in
> catering for the scientific data community, that's fine; but by the same
> reasoning, it should make it explicit that it does not provide, let alone
> recommend, any particular licence or disclaimer for data outside the
> scientific community.
> To get back to the original argument, my personal view is that neither CC,
> nor OKFN, nor FSF or whoever should offer NC options with any of their
> licenses. Discriminating against a field of endeavour isn't "open", you
> might as well have a "no-copying" licence. But that's not the same as saying
> CC0 should be the only game in town for factual data.

All I want to say is: "hear-hear" -- nicely distiled these are exactly
my views on this topic ...


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