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

From: Rob Styles <rob.styles@talis.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 09:43:55 +0100
Cc: "Peter Ferne" <petef@jivatechnology.com>, "Semantic Web" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "Linked Data community" <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <61994A71-BA32-44C5-A58A-C6B24E3C7CE2@talis.com>
To: "Hugh Glaser" <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
This is the license you're looking for...

http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1.0/

It's a public-domain dedication and license that says anyone is free  
to do as they wish with the data.

If you're feeling more brand-conscious then CC0 also has the same  
effect and works for data, but is generally perceived as about  
Copyright.

rob


On 7 Jun 2009, at 23:54, Hugh Glaser wrote:

> 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.
> --
> petef
>
>

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