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

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 22:16:41 +0100
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Marc Wick <marc@geonames.org>
CC: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, Peter Ferne <petef@jivatechnology.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
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Thank you all.
Very helpful.

On 08/06/2009 12:45, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org> wrote:

> Agreed.  Go for CC0.
> Disclaimers are an orthogonal issue I *hope*.
> 
> On 2009-06 -08, at 00:13, Marc Wick 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/
>> 
>> Definitely not. The Open Database License is a kind of share-alike license.
>> share-alike does not work for data and cannot be considered open. It prevents
>> nearly all interesting use cases and is the contrary of "freely available for
>> any use as you wish".
>> The cc0 licenses Nathan is suggesting are more what you are looking for.
>> 
>> Best
>> 
>> Marc
> 
> 
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