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

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Dec 8 08:52:39 UTC 2011

On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Egon Willighagen <egon.willighagen at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 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].

Many thanks Egon.  We owe a great debt to the Open Source movement. Without
their clarity of thought we would have little clear guidance.

> Egon
> 0.
> http://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2011/12/open-science-and-non-commercial.html
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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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