[odc-discuss] Draft of an Open Data Commons Attribution License

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Jan 11 21:43:24 UTC 2010

As per previous discussion [1] Open Data Commons has put together a
first draft of an attribution license for data/databases:


Comments are very welcome. We're planning a more formal announcement
and blog post for later this week but please feel free to start
circulating this to relevant communities.

The license is heavily based on the ODbL text but obviously without
the share-alike! With its simpler nature and its solid base from the
ODbL, we don't anticipate as much work as with the ODbL to get this to

The current plan is to start with thsi first comments round ending
around the start of February. Based on the feedback received we will
then assess how many further rounds of revision and consultation will
be needed.

Some particular questions that it would be good to have feedback on:

  * Is there any irrelevant matter that can be cut from the license
(shorter is better!)
  * Is attribution wanted for produced works (at the moment it is)
  * What flexibility in attribution format/requirements should be supported



[1]: http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/odc-discuss/2009-November/000199.html
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