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

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Nov 24 15:35:03 UTC 2014

The NC clause is incompatible with ?all FLOSS licences (which are close to
CC-BY), so it doesn't make much sense for SSI to adopt it. (Technically it
could still apply to documents and tutorial). I'd urge them to change it to

On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 3:23 PM, Sander van der Waal <
sander.vanderwaal at okfn.org> wrote:

> 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?
> Best,
> Sander
> 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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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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