[open-science] Open Science Microformats/Pattern languages? was Re: Launch of the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science + Is It Open Data?
pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 25 15:30:24 UTC 2010
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>wrote:
> I agree with John that in order to be compliant (as stated in the
> principles) data publishers should use a legal tool like CC0 or PDDL
> or have some other explicit legal statement about the data. Just
> linking to the Panton Principles is not sufficient to show that data
> is open. It is equivalent someone wearing a badge saying 'I support
> vegetarianism' - which does not say whether or not the person wearing
> it is a vegetarian.
> Perhaps it could be useful to have a brief guide to making data open
> using existing legal tools on Panton Principles site? I.e. CC0/PDDL?
> (Which is of course not to say that there aren't other ways of putting
> things in public domain...)
I have talked with Rufus and we have converged on attaching a form of words
with the button which is simple and I think satisfies our various concerns.
I need something which is almost trivial to implement; others need something
which is legally acceptable. We've agreed Rufus will post it to make sure
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
CB2 1EW, UK
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