[okfn-discuss] Open Definition 2.1 draft started

Herb Lainchbury herb at dynamic-solutions.com
Sat Jan 17 19:22:24 UTC 2015

Please be advised that the Open Definition Advisory Council is working on a
new draft for the definition.

You can find the new 2.1 dev version here:

The diff can be viewed here:

In this release we are addressing two main issues.  They are:

1. modify "1.3 - Open Format" to clarify and strengthen it.

The main difference is the change from "or" to "and".
See discussion:

We have also incorporated a simplified version of the text suggested here:
The simplification is removing the requirement for a published

2. modify "2.2.6 - Technical Restriction Prohibition" for clarity.
See discussion here:

and here:

Please feel free to join the discussion.

Also, please disseminate this note further as you see fit and if you know
of another list that we should notify, please let me know.

Thank you,
Herb Lainchbury
Chair, Open Definition Advisory Council

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