Reply to post: Licence proliferation for data licences

Linux Foundation wants to do to data what it's done for software

Justin Clift

Licence proliferation for data licences

Licence Proliferation was a growing problem with OSS Communities for a few years, until people got sick of it. With effort then taken to focus on a few main ones (~GPLs, ~MIT/BSDs).

Wonder if this is a sign of similar problem happening for the Open Data world? There are a fair number of licences for "Open Data" available already. This new set doesn't really seem to add anything novel though. :(

The CDLA website (only has four pages so far) doesn't yet have contact info for engaging the working group creating these licences. Hopefully that gets fixed, as being Open to discussion is kind of important for Open licences. :D

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