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

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Tue Jan 12 13:35:50 UTC 2010


Awesome this is happening, but the name is wrong. We don't need a OKFNODCAL, and even the ODbL can be shortened, we need something that they all share and then we also need a NC version. I suggest it's just something like OD for OpenDatabase in place of CC, so that you get OD-BY-SA as the current ODbL and OD-BY which would be your OKFNODCAL.

You guys should position this as a suite of licenses that solve the licensing problems for data, immediately fragmenting the names and URL is the wrong way to go.

Other than that, brilliant!

Yours &c.


On Jan 11, 2010, at 4:43 PM, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> As per previous discussion [1] Open Data Commons has put together a
> first draft of an attribution license for data/databases:
> <http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/>
> <http://www.co-ment.net/text/2091/>
> 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
> 1.0.
> 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
> Regards,
> Rufus
> [1]: http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/odc-discuss/2009-November/000199.html
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