[odc-discuss] version 1.1 of OdBL?

Jordan S Hatcher jordan at opencontentlawyer.com
Fri Jul 16 08:37:48 UTC 2010

On 15 Jul 2010, at 12:27, Jo Walsh wrote:

> dear all,
> I'm looking to use the OdBL to license data from a research project.
> We have visiting lawyers at EDINA and i'm planning to ask them, as well as JISC Legal, for an opinion on OdBL for licensing research data.

For research data, I suggest that inline with the recommendations in the Panton Principles and the Science Commons Open Access Data Protocol (for public domain for science data) that any legal review not concentrate on the ODbL but instead on the range of licensing options available. This would include paying special attention to our Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL) and CC0 by Creative Commons


Apart from my personal opinions on the subject, Panton and the Science Commons work do reflect a desire by many in the sciences to go for a public domain approach.

> It occurs to me that there may be a version 1.1 in the works.
> Is this the case, will changes be significant, is there an overview?
> Is now a bad time to expend lawyer brain energy on version 1.0?

Like any open license, we're trying to keep track of any suggested changes for a 1.1 version, but no, there is no 1.1 in the works that would surpass the current license anytime soon.


> http://www.scribd.com/doc/33110521/Open-Data-Licensing-for-Digital-Humanities - a quick one page trying to explain to researchers why they may like a ShareAlike license.
> http://chalice.blogs.edina.ac.uk/ - the specific project, but i hope to get advice i can push around a lot of digital humanities projects.
> cheers,
> jo
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