[OKFN-EN] [okfn-discuss] Software Sustainability Institute workshop on IP, copyright, licensing & commercialisation

Sander van der Waal sander.vanderwaal at okfn.org
Mon Nov 24 15:23:11 UTC 2014

Hi Iain,

Thanks for sharing the announcement - it looks like an interesting workshop
on important topic.

What I find a bit concerning is that I just noticed on the SSI's website
<http://www.software.ac.uk/> that the default licence is Creative Commons
Non-Commercial - ie. a non-open licence = not open according to the Open
Definition <http://opendefinition.org/>.

It would be amazing if the SSI could adopt a truly open licence
<http://opendefinition.org/about/> like CC-BY or CC-BY-SA so everyone could
benefit from the work that is being shared and that it will be easier to
build freely on the SSI's work. Do you think it would be possible to take
that into consideration and change the default licence?



On 24 November 2014 at 11:52, Iain Emsley <iainemsley at gmail.com> wrote:

> * Apologies for cross posting *
> Morning all,
> The Software Sustainability Institute is running a a one-day workshop
> for researchers on the subject of Intellectual Property (IP),
> copyright, licensing and commercialisation. This will take place on 11
> December 2014 in Oxford. The event is free to attend (registration
> required).
> http://bit.ly/ssi-ipclc
> Researchers often wonder, or simply don't know, about IP issues
> related to their work. In particular those who work with software and
> data often have a host of questions, but lack the right people to ask.
> The IPCLC workshop brings together researchers and other research
> professionals and gets them up to speed on all aspects of IP. This
> will provide researchers with the knowledge needed to make decisions
> about the digital asset, and help them make contacts with the right
> people if they want to ask for further advice.
> We have several key registrations from university staff with the
> responsibility for IP and knowledge transfer at their institutions,
> and we highly encourage more of these people to attend. Commercial
> organisations who are interested in working with researchers on
> start-ups will also be attending.
> Come to IPCLC and get your voice heard and your questions answered!
> For more information and registration please visithttp://bit.ly/ssi-ipclc
> (Disclosure: I work part time for SSI)
> Thanks,
> Iain
> Iain Emsley
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