[open-humanities] Your Paintings

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Nov 1 10:36:04 UTC 2011

Rob: I completely agree that this data should be opened up, and
preferably ASAP to avoid retrospective licensing alterations!

Would you be interested in (co-) writing something for the OKF blog so
that we can spell this out?


On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 8:58 PM, Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org> wrote:
> The PCF, in association with the BBC, are crowdsourcing tags for
> paintings in UK public collections:
> http://www.thepcf.org.uk/your_paintings
> [Obviously it's too much to hope for that the otherwise excellent PCF
> would make their images available under a Free licence (or recognise the
> impropriety of copyright on photographs of public domain art), but I
> digress. ;-) ]
> This publicly created dataset should be publicly available under an Open
> Knowledge licence. It doesn't seem to be.
> A couple of us have tweeted the PDC about this, but they haven't quite
> understood the question:
> http://twitter.com/#!/robmyers/status/126232664998023168
> http://twitter.com/#!/Suw/status/126232939951427585
> http://twitter.com/#!/_thePCF/status/126579925238026240
> Is there anyone on here from the PDC, or does anyone know them? I think
> embracing Open Knowledge would really help their public engagement in
> this project.
> - Rob.
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Jonathan Gray

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