[@OKau] Tenders data no derivatives?????

Steven De Costa steven.decosta at linkdigital.com.au
Thu May 14 22:10:47 UTC 2015

The material in the public domain should be fine. As per the notice:

   - You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the
   material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an
   applicable exception or limitation
   - There are commercial aggregation services which recontext public
   tenders for discovery. Perhaps take a look at the way they do it...

Also I suspect you'd be able to get clearance if you contacted the platform
admins. I'm happy to help argue your request :)


On Friday, May 15, 2015, Rosie Williams <budgetaus at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I would like to create an open data use case based on the Commonwealth
> tenders data at tenders.gov.au. This data has the licence CC by 3.0-ND
> which includes:
>    - *NoDerivatives* — If you remix, transform, or build upon
>    <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/au/#> the material, you
>    may not distribute the modified material.
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/au/
> I suspect that the requirements that I am gathering from prospective users
>   (and will continue to gather) might constitute an adaptation. I was
> hoping for some clarification of this and also why this limitation has been
> placed on this data as I am puzzled as to its existence and am inclined to
> challenge it.
> One of the things I was potentially going to do was combine data from
> tenders, grants and ACNC register data. I am unclear if this constitutes an
> adaptation and if so why this would be prohibited?
> People also want data presented in a way that is meaningful to them ie
> with context. This can involve mathematical context created by providing
> statistics (totals, percentages, averages etc) and also combining data with
> other data eg ABS data. This is what makes data of use to people.
> I would like to know if the uses that people actually want the
> Commonwealth tenders data put to are prohibited under the current licence,
> if so why and how that can be changed?
> It is also worth asking whether the same limitations are going to be
> applied to grants.gov.au when it comes online?
> thanks in advance,
> Rosie Williams BA (Sociology)
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