[open-bibliography] Adapting the Panton/openbiblio principles regarding new version of CC licenses

Adrian Pohl adrian.pohl at okfn.org
Mon Jan 6 09:58:56 UTC 2014


as you probably know Creative Commons released version 4.0 of its
license suite in November 2013. One significant change was that the
licenses were made suitable for licensing data in the EU. Like Timothy
Vollmer put it on the OKFN blog:

- The version 4.0 of CC licenses makes all CC licenses suitable for
licensing data, including the EU
- Currently it reads in the openbiblio principles (as well as in the
Panton Principles): "Creative Commons licenses (apart from CC0), GFDL,
GPL, BSD, etc. are NOT  appropriate for data and their use is STRONGLY
- The linked list with OKD-compliant licenses for content and data
already reflects the changes that came with the 4.0 version of CC
licenses, see http://opendefinition.org/licenses/#Data . Thus, the
easiest and probably most sensible option would to just delete this
sentence. (This would also make it easier to adapt the translations

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