Open Data Commons Attribution License

How to Apply

Insert prominently in all relevant locations a statement such as (replacing {DATA(BASE)-NAME} with the name of your data/database):

This {DATA(BASE)-NAME} is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/{version}.

Notes

  1. Local copy of the license: An alternative to using the url link is to keep a local copy of the license text in your project. In that case you should update the above notice to point to your local copy of the license within the project files.
  2. Use your own license for the Contents. You are welcome to apply your own specific license to the contents of the database. To do this just add a the second sentence with information about the license you wish to use.
  3. Why a separate license for the contents? See the relevant FAQ.

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  2. […] Early January 2010 saw the release of an Open Data Commons draft of the new attribution license, specifically aimed at data and databases. We would warmly welcome feedback on the new draft, and all and any help in circulating it to relevant parties (including legal experts, prospective users and so on)! The draft is available here. […]