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Licences now available for comment

- December 17, 2007 in About, Community Norms, PDDL

The new Open Data Commons set of legal tools are now available for comment. There are two documents for you to review:

Public Domain Dedication & Licence (PDDL)

Community Norms

We’ve created a FAQ for some of the initial questions here. A FAQ addressing some of the in-depth legal issues of the PDDL will be forthcoming.

The current draft PDDL is compliant with the newly released Science Commons draft protocol for the “Open Access Data Mark” and with the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Definition.

Read the protocol here and read the announcement on the Science Commons blog here. The Open Definition is available at

You can read the Creative Commons announcement here, and read about their new implementation of the protocol, CC ∅ here.