[open-heritage] OCLC recommends Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-BY) for WorldCat data

Joris Pekel okfn.joris.pekel at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 8 08:54:19 UTC 2012

Dear list,

OCLC <http://www.oclc.org/uk/en/default.htm> announced yesterday that they
are recommending the Open Data Commons Attribution License
for member institutions that would like to release their library catalog
data on the Web.


Although the move towards open sounds great, I am personally a bit
skeptical about the license they have chosen. Why not go
/PDDL <http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/> with their metadata
catalogues? What would this for example mean for collaborations with
Europeana who are now in the proces of licensing all of their metadata
under a CC0-license.

Love to hear your thoughts,

Joris Pekel
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
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