Open Database License Draft Available for Comments, Open Data Commons, February 27, 2009.
After more than a year of drafting and consultation with interested communities, especially Open Street Map, the current (beta) draft of the Open Database License (ODbL) was released for public comments today. Weâ€™re delighted to have reached this stage and welcome comments and suggestions from interested parties.
- Open Database License (ODbL) public beta (PDF file)
- Comments on the license should be submitted through co-ment: http://www.co-ment.net/text/844/ (or, less preferably, on the wiki or the mailing list â€” see below).
Comments are due by 23:59 GMT on 20 March 2009, with an expected launch of the completed ODbL on 28 March 2009. There is also:
Comment. The ODbL is, as Rufus Pollock describes it, the “Attribution, Share-Alike” data license. Compare the ODC’s Public Domain Dedication and Licence, its “no rights reserved” license.
See also our past posts on Open Data Commons.