[od-discuss] City of Calgary Open Data License Approval Request

Simbirski, Walter Walter.Simbirski at calgary.ca
Mon Mar 18 14:51:03 UTC 2013

The Open Data License for the City of Calgary can be found here:


We would like to have the license reviewed for conformance as an open data license.

We believe it is similar to the Creative Commons Attribution License with the following differences:

-          We do not require attribution although users are encouraged to give attributions. Our thoughts are that in the case of compilations of data the attribution list can become quite lengthy and the amount of data actually used from a data set could be quite small; therefore, we have given the user the option to include or exclude attribution.

-          We ask users not to use data from City of Calgary for illegal purposes. While we cannot strictly enforce such a clause this puts the onus on the user of data to ensure that the use of data conforms to regional laws.

Thank you

Walter Simbirski
Intellectual Property Analyst, Access Solutions
Infrastructure & Information Services
The City of Calgary | Mail Code: #8191
T: 403-268-2069 | F: 403-268-3638 www.calgary.ca<http://www.calgary.ca>
Floor 6 Calgary Municipal Building - B10-4
P.O. Box 2100, Station M, Calgary, AB Canada T2P 2M5

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