[open-science] text-mining licence exemplar

Heather Piwowar hpiwowar at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 14:10:45 UTC 2012

Rockefellar University Press also has a propriety period and then opens up
the content.

RUP goes further than free/gratis: it makes the content available under a
CC-BY-SA-NC license.

Agreed that this approach is more valuable for text-mining than a 6 month
window of availability. I'd recommend this model... with CC-BY instead of


Heather Piwowar

DataONE postdoc with NESCent and Dryad
  studying research data sharing and reuse
  remotely from Dept of Zoology, UBC, Vancouver Canada
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On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Ross Mounce <ross.mounce at gmail.com> wrote:

> >> Can you shame them at least into doing the opposite? NON-open for six
> >> months, then release under CC BY after that embargo elapses?
> >>
> >> -- Mike.
> For text-mining purposes this would make more sense - it's a good
> proposal. Some journals currently operate like this e.g. The
> Biological Bulletin http://www.biolbull.org/site/misc/about.xhtml
> which is free (gratis) to access after 1 year.
> Initial free (gratis) access, reverting to subscription access after a
> given time, to me sounds like a purely promotional activity with no
> real helpful research purpose, especially WRT text-mining.
> Ross
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