Re: adding the OKD to OGS section -- Re: Group Note -- content and sections outline

We've also been discussing these issues with various people involved
in Principles for Open Government Data. I think it would be wonderful
if we could allude to the OKD to emphasise and clarify that 'open
government data' should be 'open' in the sense that it allows, e.g.,
commercial re-use, derivative works, and so on.

This has advantages over advocating specific licenses or advocating PD
dedication or legislative exemption from copyright (like US Federal
government material) - as well as accounting for existing systems like
UK Crown Copyright 'Click Use' licenses (which are OKD compliant). It
is also includes content (that could be subject to copyright) as well
as data (which can fall under other related rights, like EU Database

Re: specific textual additions, what about:

"Open government data should be 'open' as in the Open Knowledge
Definition ( - i.e. free for anyone to
access, re-use and re-distribute."

Warm regards,


On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Jose M. Alonso <> wrote:
> I think this should be done to reflect well what we are compiling.
> -- Jose
> El 30/03/2009, a las 17:01, Jose M. Alonso escribió:
>> Thanks, Jonathan. Attaching to ISSUE-2.
>> -- Jose
>> El 03/03/2009, a las 16:56, Jonathan Gray escribió:
>>> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 5:23 PM, Jose M. Alonso <> wrote:
>>>> I originally drafted the Open Government Data section a while ago and
>>>> got
>>>> very few comments about it, so I assume people is happy with the content
>>>> so
>>>> far. I also asked about the outline of that sections and if was good
>>>> enough
>>>> or not and people agreed on being good and serve as basis for other
>>>> sections.
>>> I wonder whether it could be appropriate to allude to the Open
>>> Knowledge Definition in this section?
>>> Warm regards,
>>> --
>>> Jonathan Gray
>>> Community Coordinator
>>> The Open Knowledge Foundation

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation

Received on Monday, 30 March 2009 15:24:05 UTC