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Exceptionally liberal licence - was Re: ANN: sameas.org

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2009 23:54:01 +0100
To: Peter Ferne <petef@jivatechnology.com>
CC: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
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I hate to continue the licence issue; I really don't care, but it seems I should have something.
And the same is true of my other sites.
And maybe people can help.

The Open Database Licence puts constraints on users, such as:
Include a copy of this Licence
And as far as I can see, the most liberal CC also does things like:
Attribution - You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

I really don't want to constrain the use in any way; I don't care about attribution - if people want to use it for whatever they like I am delighted - and they can pretend it is all theirs if they feel like it.
It is in the same category as search engines - spidering with some added value.
The only thing I can think of is that I don't want to be blamed if something goes wrong based on my data.
Basically, can I get away with nothing, or would that mean people don't use it?
Google doesn't seem to have a licence.
So am I alright with?:
"The information is provided as-is and without any warranty. It is freely available for any use as you wish."

And I imagine I am not alone in wanting something like that, so is there a URI to describe that please?

Best
Hugh

Thanks Peter.

On 05/06/2009 10:37, "Peter Ferne" <petef@jivatechnology.com> wrote:

On 4 Jun 2009, at 23:47, Hugh Glaser wrote:

> Added some words in the about - any advice as to what the licence
> might be?
> I guess there is some cc licence that corresponds to:
> "The information is provided as-is and without any warranty.
> It is freely available for any use as you wish."


I would suggest you want the Open Database Licence [1].

[1]: http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/

Great service BTW.
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petef
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