[odc-discuss] Database Contents Licence (formerly the FIL)

Jordan S Hatcher jordan at opencontentlawyer.com
Thu Apr 30 16:43:48 UTC 2009

On 30 Apr 2009, at 16:19, Anders Söderbäck wrote:

> Anyway, when licensing library data, I guess you could use both the  
> ODbL and the DbCL together, just to be safe.

I'll try to address your other points when I can, but this one I  
wanted to clarify immediately.

The DbCL is meant to be used only with the ODbL.

The ODbL will cover the Database.  The DbCL will cover the contents of  
that database.

It's the difference between a text field name (licensed under the ODbL  
as part of the database) and the text in the field (licensed under the  


Mr. Jordan S Hatcher, JD, LLM

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