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December 2, 2005

Science Commons details use of Creative Commons licenses for data

Filed under: Open data,Web services — admin @ 11:08 am

John Wilbanks, executive director of Science Commons has responded to the Nature editorial on data access and web services with a FAQ explaining in detail the application of Creative Commons licenses to databases.

Background
From the Science Commons website: “Our goal is to encourage stakeholders to create areas of free access and inquiry using standardized licenses and other means; a ‘Science Commons’ built out of voluntary private agreements.”

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