Open Data Commons includes three licences: the Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL), which places the data in the public domain and waives all rights, the Attribution License (ODC-By) which allows the sharing and adaptation of the data provided it remains attributed, and the Open Database License (ODbL), which allows the same rights provided any adaptations are distributed under the same licence.
Links to these licences are provides as RDF triples on the website: for instance:-
· cc:License rdf:about="http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/">
to define the Open Database License. They can therefore be readily incorporated into any linked data application. Discussions with partner institutions within AIM25 will tease out the preferred licence. It is expected to be ODbL.
As a matter of record a statement is being added to all descriptions reflecting AIM25 as the origin of the data, that AIM25 is a partnership in which contributing members have rights, but that the data is otherwise freely accessible for reuse as it has been since inception some 11 years ago. (see for example the quantities of AIM25 created entries for the Women’s Library now also offered in the Hub.) The statement will reference the use of a Open Data Commons licence.