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

Jonathan Rochkind rochkind at jhu.edu
Thu Apr 30 16:45:45 UTC 2009

That helps, thanks Jordan.

Can you ODbL the database, even if some of the data in the database may 
have third-parties with rights to it in various jurisdictions?

I think "early adopters" of this suite of stuff for library 
bibliographic data may currently not be using them correctly. Guidance 
is desperately needed.


Jordan S Hatcher wrote:
> 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  
> DbCL).
> ~Jordan
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