[okfn-discuss] New project - Open Data licence

Jonathan jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Sep 4 11:48:17 UTC 2007


I look forward to seeing the new draft!

On a tangent, have you considered adding any of your thoughts or 
findings to the draft guide to open data licensing:


I don't know if you've added anything already, but if you have time it'd 
be great to have you as a contributor!



> Thanks for the links -- had a look through them and I *think that the  
> draft addresses most of the issues highlighted.  In the end, I think  
> that there may be a need for different open data licences for  
> different communities. For example, the updated TCL won't (as of now  
> anyway) have any 'Attribution' element, whereas that could be a major  
> need in the scientific sector.
> In terms of the basis for the licence, the Database Directive often  
> gets criticized for being overreaching, but the terms for the sites  
> collected in the Australian report:
> Building the infrastructure for data access and reuse in  
> collaborative research: An analysis of the legal context
> http://eprints.qut.edu.au/archive/00008865/
> Seem mostly to based on contract rather than copyright, and don't  
> have the built in protections of the Database Directive for the  
> extraction and re-utilisation of insubstantial amounts of data.
> Will post the draft relatively soon.

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