Questions tagged [licensing]

Licensing Open Data is the act of granting (or not granting) authoritative permission or license to others.

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Requirements of the Open Data Commons Attribution License

When OCLC released their WorldCat data under Open Data Commons Attribution License last year, there was a question in the library community as to exactly what would be required for adequate ...
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How to embed licenses within SVG?

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Interest of double lincenses CC-...
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Using Google Maps Data

Is it possible to obtain a dataset of all search results in a google maps search? For example: if I want a list of all gas stations in Chicago, complete with addresses, store name, latitude-longitude ...
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Benefits of using CC0 over CC-BY for data

I've heard a few times that for data one should use rather CC0 (Creative Commons - Public Domain Dedication) license than CC-BY (Creative Commons - Attribution). What is the reason for that? (As ...
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Should data APIs require registration and API keys?

When publishing a data API, there seems to be a conflict between requiring a user to sign-up for an API key and the principal of open access. What is best practice in publishing an open data API ...
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Interest of double licenses CC-BY-SA + ODbL for SVG maps

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Embed two licenses within SVG. ...
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How I can get list of licenses used in Data.gov?

I'm investigating what licenses are used in Data.gov portal. How I can get the list of the licenses from the portal?
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Open data sets and commercial usage

If you train a machine learning model from publicly available (Open) data sets such as COCO or VOC (which have there own respective licenses), can you use that model for commercial purposes?
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Publicly aviailable data sets, training and commerical usage

If you train a machine learning model from publicly available (Open) data sets such as COCO or VOC (which have there own respective licenses concerning commercial usage), can you use that model for ...