Submissions/Open Culture, Open Data, Open Source
This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2013.
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Licensing Trends in Open Culture, Open Data, and Open Source
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Luis Villa, Stephen LaPorte
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The past few years have seen a variety of big-picture changes in open culture, open data, and open source licenses, both inside and outside the movement. This talk will survey a variety of those changes, including:
- in Open Culture: the drafting and release of Creative Commons, version 4.0
- in Open Data: increasing importance and complexity, including ODBL, CC0 and CC 4.0
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The past few years have seen a variety of big-picture changes in open culture, open data, and open source licenses - what options are available, how they are used, and how they apply to the world around us. This talk will survey a variety of those changes, and explain how they are (or aren’t) relevant to the movement.
Creative Commons has released version 4.0 of the Creative Commons licenses. This means changes in a variety of areas, including:
- database rights
Creative Commons Zero, a “public domain” license, is also becoming more common. We’ll survey these changes and discuss how they apply to the movement.
- New Licenses: CC 4.0 makes CC a serious option for open data, and the folks at opendefinition.org have seen many more. Are they relevant to us? If so, how?
- Interoperability: how do ODbL and CC0 (used by Open Street Maps and Wikidata, respectively) work together with CC-licensed content? Do those present problems for us?
- Trends in licensing: while Mediawiki has maintained GPL licensing, much of the rest of the world is trending towards permissive licensing or the AGPL. Why? And does it impact us?
- App stores and open source: the use of GPL in apps distributed through app stores has been controversial. We'll survey why this is, and how it might matter to the Mediawiki mobile apps.
The talk should be of interest to anyone who publishes their work under an open culture or open source license - which is to say, just about everyone at Wikimania.
WikiCulture and Community
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- Phoebe (talk) 22:57, 30 April 2013 (UTC) though I'm largely interested because of my day job, rather than Wikimedia per se!
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