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

Craig Thomler craig.thomler at gmail.com
Fri May 15 01:40:31 UTC 2015

Hi Rosie,

Why not contact the team at Tenders.gov.au and ask?

The direct approach is worth trying!

I'd suggest contacting Simon Fisher, Manager, business.gov.au Content &
Services Delivery Team as a first point of contact.

(simon.fisher at business.gov.au)

Rosie, I've sent you his LinkedIn profile as well.

If he's not responsible for the area he'll know who is.




Craig Thomler


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On 15 May 2015 at 06:32, 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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