Using CC0 “license” for Data

Last Updated on Dec. 15th 2011

http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CC0_use_for_data lists many organizations that use CC0 for data sharing.

And here is a list of some organizations that use other CC licenses (Attribution,  Attribution-Share Alike, Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike): http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Data_and_CC_licenses

An interesting post, “The legal and ethical reasoning behind using CC0 for Safecast data”: http://blog.safecast.org/2011/09/the-legal-versus-ethical-reasoning-behind-using-cc0-for-safecast-data/. It differentiates quite nicely between legal & ethical aspects of sharing/using data under CC0 license.

The CC0 FAQ: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/CC0_FAQ

Here’s the text for the CC0: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

I feel raviiyer.org should use CC0 as the default “license” for its data. Re-users and re-distributors need not give attribution to raviiyer.org & its contributors.

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