[open-science] Data governance - any recommendations to research funders?

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Dec 15 17:46:47 UTC 2011

On 14 December 2011 15:42, Daniel Mietchen
<daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com> wrote:
> The meetings is on and can be followed via the #datagov11 hashtag
> http://twitter.com/search/realtime/datagov11 .
> Was just asked about the main difference between the OKF and CC
> approaches to licensing. Didn't really know what to say, other than
> that OKF is focused on "open" and CC on "sharing".

Not so sure about that: the reason we care about open is because it
facilitates sharing and reuse (we're not into openness just for its
own sake).

At least regarding science I think the two orgs are even closer than
that (in fact CC may be even stronger on 'open' than OKFN in that, as
I understand it, CC's default position for science data is public
domain only).


> Daniel
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:11 AM, Daniel Mietchen
> <daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> thanks to all of you who have reacted to my message. I have edited the
>> wiki page a bit more and invite you to take another look. Edits are
>> welcome too.
>> Thanks and cheers,
>> Daniel
>> On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Daniel Mietchen
>> <daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I am planning to attend a workshop on data governance on Dec 14-15
>>> that is meant to provide research funders like the Office of
>>> Cyberinfrastructure (OCI;
>>> http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=OCI ) of the NSF with
>>> recommendations as to how to handle issues around data sharing - how
>>> to encourage it and how to help ease any problems occurring on the
>>> way.
>>> Special attention will be paid to large-scale data sharing, to issues
>>> of how to license, cite, reuse, combine and annotate data, how to
>>> ensure permanence, and how to evolve policies in this area.
>>> Since many of you on these lists are thinking about such issues,
>>> please share your thoughts, so that we can inject them into that
>>> discussion. I am collecting my notes at
>>> http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/User:OpenScientist/DataONE_Workshop_on_Data_Governance_2011
>>> , which anyone can edit with their Wikipedia account or under their IP
>>> (no login required).
>>> Thanks and cheers,
>>> Daniel
>>> --
>>> http://www.google.com/profiles/daniel.mietchen
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