[tdwg-tag] open data

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 17:23:34 CET 2009

Hi Jonathan
(Nice to meet you at tdwg!)

I just posted to Thinh's blog entry this comment:

'Where talking about “facts, ideas, and concepts that are not
copyrightable by themselves.” this blog entry seems to contradict the
CC0 commentary about http://creativecommons.org/choose/zero which I
understand to mean that, like all CC licenses, CC0 can only apply to
copyrightable material. How is this reconciled with advocacy of
application of CC0 to something that is not copyrightable?'

Bob Morris

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Jonathan Rees <jar at creativecommons.org> wrote:
> Sorry for the spam, but the subjects of data copyright, data
> licensing, and public domain came up repeatedly in conversations I had
> at the TDWG conference. I know this isn't really a technical issue,
> but tdwg-tag is the only TDWG list I'm on (so far). I'm hoping some of
> you will circulate the following pointer to your colleagues working on
> data policy. The article explains some of the issues around copyright
> and licensing as they pertain to data and gives the current Creative
> Commons position.
> "Remembering Babel: Open Data Sharing & Integration"
> post by Thinh Nguyen, Science Commons
> http://sciencecommons.org/weblog/archives/2009/11/19/remembering-babel-open-data-sharing-integration/
> Best
> Jonathan
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