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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Version 1.0 of the open knowledge definition

The Open Knowledge Foundation has released version 1.0 of the open knowledge definition.  This is not an attempt to redefine open access but to define a related concept.  Excerpt:

Access.  The work shall be available as a whole and at no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably downloading via the Internet without charge. The work must also be available in a convenient and modifiable form.

The other 10 provisions cover redistribution, reuse, technological restrictions, attribution, integrity, discrimination, and some specific licensing issues.