Oil and Water:
When Data Licences Don't Mix
Leigh Dodds
@ldodds
Bristol Open Data meetup, January 2014
IANAL
DATA LICENSING
Where Are We?
State of Open Data Licensing
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Clear data licensing is (increasingly) common

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Choosing a licence is easy

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Plenty of...
LICENCE COMPATIBILITY
When Is Compatibility Important?
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If I improve a dataset, then what licence can I
apply to my new version?
What happe...
DESCRIBING
LICENCES
Attribution
Non-Commercial
Share A Like
No Derivatives
LICENCE COMPATIBILITY
(for derived works)
A Single Dataset, Remixed
No Derivatives, No New Dataset

No Derivatives?

No Dataset!

(but you could just share your additions, or a means to
crea...
Share-a-Like? Then Limits On
Licensing

Share-A-Like?

Must Use
Same Licence
Multiple Datasets, Remixed
No Derivatives, No Dataset

No Derivatives

No Dataset!
Share-A-Likes Don't Mix

Share-A-Like
Non-Commercial

Share-A-Like

No Dataset!
Least Open Wins

More Open

Less Open

Limited to Least
Open Licence
LICENCE
RECOMMENDATIONS
CC BY 4.0

(for content AND data; compatible with UK-OGLv2)
CC0

(public domain, ftw!)
Further Reading
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Publishers Guide to Open Data Licensing
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Reusers Guide to Open Data Licensing
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http://bit.ly/...
Image Attribution
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Oil Abstract, Alternate – Tim Sackton
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Creative Commons Icons
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http://thenounproject.com/te...
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Oil and Water: When Data Licences Don't Mix

  1. 1. Oil and Water: When Data Licences Don't Mix Leigh Dodds @ldodds Bristol Open Data meetup, January 2014
  2. 2. IANAL
  3. 3. DATA LICENSING Where Are We?
  4. 4. State of Open Data Licensing ● Clear data licensing is (increasingly) common ● Choosing a licence is easy ● Plenty of guidance available ● Licence proliferation is becoming a problem – Vanity licences
  5. 5. LICENCE COMPATIBILITY
  6. 6. When Is Compatibility Important? ● ● If I improve a dataset, then what licence can I apply to my new version? What happens when datasets are mixed together? – Can we comply with all the licences? – What licence can I use on the combined dataset?
  7. 7. DESCRIBING LICENCES
  8. 8. Attribution
  9. 9. Non-Commercial
  10. 10. Share A Like
  11. 11. No Derivatives
  12. 12. LICENCE COMPATIBILITY (for derived works)
  13. 13. A Single Dataset, Remixed
  14. 14. No Derivatives, No New Dataset No Derivatives? No Dataset! (but you could just share your additions, or a means to create them)
  15. 15. Share-a-Like? Then Limits On Licensing Share-A-Like? Must Use Same Licence
  16. 16. Multiple Datasets, Remixed
  17. 17. No Derivatives, No Dataset No Derivatives No Dataset!
  18. 18. Share-A-Likes Don't Mix Share-A-Like Non-Commercial Share-A-Like No Dataset!
  19. 19. Least Open Wins More Open Less Open Limited to Least Open Licence
  20. 20. LICENCE RECOMMENDATIONS
  21. 21. CC BY 4.0 (for content AND data; compatible with UK-OGLv2)
  22. 22. CC0 (public domain, ftw!)
  23. 23. Further Reading ● Publishers Guide to Open Data Licensing – ● Reusers Guide to Open Data Licensing – ● http://bit.ly/lic-compat Licence Proliferation – ● http://theodi.org/guides/reusers-guide-open-data-licensing Licence Compatibility – ● http://theodi.org/guides/publishers-guide-open-data-licensing http://bit.ly/lic-prolif CC 4.0 and Open Data – http://theodi.org/blog/cc-40-and-open-data
  24. 24. Image Attribution ● Oil Abstract, Alternate – Tim Sackton – ● Creative Commons Icons – ● http://thenounproject.com/term/lawyer/10320/ Database – Shmidt Sergey – ● http://creativecommons.org/about/downloads Lawyer – Miroslav KURDOV – ● http://www.flickr.com/photos/sackton/7941527304 http://thenounproject.com/term/database/9658/ Turntable – Renaud Mignerey – http://thenounproject.com/term/turntable/11623/

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