[OSM-legal-talk] [odc-discuss] Draft of an Open Data Commons Attribution License
steve at asklater.com
Tue Jan 12 13:35:50 GMT 2010
Awesome this is happening, but the name is wrong. We don't need a OKFNODCAL, and even the ODbL can be shortened, we need something that they all share and then we also need a NC version. I suggest it's just something like OD for OpenDatabase in place of CC, so that you get OD-BY-SA as the current ODbL and OD-BY which would be your OKFNODCAL.
You guys should position this as a suite of licenses that solve the licensing problems for data, immediately fragmenting the names and URL is the wrong way to go.
Other than that, brilliant!
On Jan 11, 2010, at 4:43 PM, Rufus Pollock wrote:
> As per previous discussion  Open Data Commons has put together a
> first draft of an attribution license for data/databases:
> Comments are very welcome. We're planning a more formal announcement
> and blog post for later this week but please feel free to start
> circulating this to relevant communities.
> The license is heavily based on the ODbL text but obviously without
> the share-alike! With its simpler nature and its solid base from the
> ODbL, we don't anticipate as much work as with the ODbL to get this to
> The current plan is to start with thsi first comments round ending
> around the start of February. Based on the feedback received we will
> then assess how many further rounds of revision and consultation will
> be needed.
> Some particular questions that it would be good to have feedback on:
> * Is there any irrelevant matter that can be cut from the license
> (shorter is better!)
> * Is attribution wanted for produced works (at the moment it is)
> * What flexibility in attribution format/requirements should be supported
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