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http://opendefinition.org/licenses/#sthash.xyyqMcN9.dpuf
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LicenseStatusDomainBySAComments
Irrevocable?
Suitable for data
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Creative Commons CCZero (CC0)RecommendedContent, DataNNDedicate to the Public Domain (all rights waived)YIdeal
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Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence (PDDL)RecommendedDataNNDedicate to the Public Domain (all rights waived)YIdeal
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY-4.0)RecommendedContent, DataYNYOkay
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Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY)RecommendedContentYNAll versions 1.0-3.0, including jurisdiction “ports”YOkay
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Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-BY)RecommendedDataYNAttribution for data(bases)YIdeal
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Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA-4.0)RecommendedContent, DataYYYOkay
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Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA)RecommendedContentYY
All versions 2.0-3.0, including jurisdiction “ports”; version 1.0 is little used and not recommended because it is incompatible with future versions
YOkay
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Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)RecommendedDataYYAttribution-ShareAlike for data(bases)YIdeal
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Free Art License (FAL)RecommendedContentYY
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UK Open Government Licence 2.0 (OGL-UK-2.0)Non-reusableContent, DataYNFor use by UK government licensors; re-uses of OGL-UK-2.0 material may be released under CC-BY or ODC-BY. Note version 1.0 is not approved as conformant
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Open Government Licence – Canada 2.0 (OGL-Canada-2.0)Non-reusableContent, DataYNFor use by Canada government licensors. Note version 1.0 is not approved as conformant
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GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL)
Not recommended
ContentYYOnly conformant subject to certain provisos
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MirOS License
Not recommended
Code, ContentYNLittle used
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Talis Community License
Not recommended
Data??Deprecated in favour of ODC licenses
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Against DRM
Not recommended
ContentYYLittle used
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Design Science License
Not recommended
DataYYLittle used
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EFF Open Audio License
Not recommended
ContentYYDeprecated in favor of CC-BY-SA
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Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives License (CC-BY-ND)NonconformantContent, DataY
Creative Commons No-Derivatives (by-nd-*) violate principle 3., “Reuse”, as they do not allow works, in part or in whole, to be re-used in derivative works.
YOkay
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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (CC-BY-NC-ND)
NonconformantContent, DataY
Creative Commons No-Derivatives (by-nd-*) violate principle 3., “Reuse”, as they do not allow works, in part or in whole, to be re-used in derivative works.
YOkay
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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial (CC-BY-NC)NonconformantContent, DataY
Creative Commons NonCommercial licenses (by-nc-*) do not support the Open Knowledge Definition principle 8., “No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor”, as they exclude usage in commercial activities. - See more at: http://opendefinition.org/licenses/nonconformant/#sthash.NuwoFFOO.dpuf
YOkay
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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA)NonconformantContent, DataYY
Creative Commons NonCommercial licenses (by-nc-*) do not support the Open Knowledge Definition principle 8., “No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor”, as they exclude usage in commercial activities. - See more at: http://opendefinition.org/licenses/nonconformant/#sthash.NuwoFFOO.dpuf
YOkay
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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)NonconformantContent, DataY
Creative Commons NonCommercial licenses (by-nc-*) do not support the Open Knowledge Definition principle 8., “No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor”, as they exclude usage in commercial activities. - See more at: http://opendefinition.org/licenses/nonconformant/#sthash.NuwoFFOO.dpuf
YOkay
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Project Gutenberg LicenseNonconformantUsed on Gutenberg’s ebooks of public domain texts. It is non-open because it restricts commercial use. Note that the license only applies if you continue to use the Gutenberg name – if you remove the licensing information and any reference to Project Gutenberg then the resulting text is open. - See more at: http://opendefinition.org/licenses/nonconformant/#sthash.NuwoFFOO.dpuf
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