[OKFN-EN] [okfn-discuss] Software Sustainability Institute workshop on IP, copyright, licensing & commercialisation
iainemsley at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 13:08:51 UTC 2014
Peter and Sander,
I've managed to have a talk with those concerned at SSI.
>From what I understand, there is a plan to move to a CC BY license next
year. This requires discussion with any authors who may require to publish
under a different licence to ensure that their rights are not infringed.
On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 3:35 PM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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?
>> 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
>>> 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://
>>> (Disclosure: I work part time for SSI)
>>> Iain Emsley
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