[open-science] [okfn-discuss] "Open Access" publications under CC-NC licences

Egon Willighagen egon.willighagen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 08:44:58 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 2:29 AM, Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org> wrote:
> PMR suggested generating a resource pack for publishers and funders on the
> use of the NC clause. We can couple this with Is It Open Data? requests
> which will converge nicely with the need for clarification of publisher
> positions with regard to text and data mining in response to the Hargreaves
> Report.

Open Science is a combination of data and methods. Or, the full ODOSOS
standard. NCOA violates basic freedoms outlined in Open Standards and
Open Source, and does therefore violate Open Science.

If you make a pack like this, I suggest to include references to the
Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG) which clearly disallow NC
clauses. That means that any material with a NC clause cannot be
redistributed at all on many platforms, and the DFSG can serve as a
best practices people have adopted for many years now. I just wrote
this up in my blog too [0].



Dr E.L. Willighagen
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institutet för miljömedicin
Karolinska Institutet (http://ki.se/imm)
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