[ogdcamp] Workshop on licence choices within each country

Benjamin Ooghe-Tabanou b.ooghe at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 13:22:53 UTC 2011

Hi everyone,

Primavera (from CC-fr), Claire (from LiberTIC) and myself (from
RegardsCitoyens) wanted to let know to all of you coming to Warsaw
next week that we're organizing a wrokshop/round table in order to
discuss open data licence choices made in all of our countries (friday
21st, 4:30 pm)

In France, the licence subject has risen many issues since a lot of
public actors usually want to sell their data. Thanks to the lobbying
from the community, some Open Licences (ODbL mostly, which was
officially translated) were adopted by multiple cities and during next
week, after months of discussion with the government team in charge of
the coming data.gouv.fr, should be released the future official
national french licence, that should be similar to a BY licence,
inpired by the british OGL.

We understand that more than 40 different countries will be
represented in Warsaw, so we believe it would be really interesting to
have representants from most countries share altogether what official
choices were made in every country regarding open licences for data
and how the communities can puh towards open licences and how to
ensure international compatibilities between all of these

This should also be a good occasion to discuss the open clauses that
can be included by an open licence. After the release a couple ays ago
of the canadian study on share-alike for collectivities data, at the
opposite to the choice ome french cities including Paris did wih ODbL,
it seems like having an international discussion among the community
on the mater would be of great use and interest.

The following pad describes the proposed planning for this workshop,
please list your country if you intend to be there, and do not
hesitate to edit the programme with ideas and suggestions !

See you all next week !

Benjamin Ooghe-Tabanou

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