The present plan is to start out with this first comments round based ending around the start of February. Based on the feedback received we will then assess how many further rounds of revision and consultation will be needed.
Some particular questions that it would be good to have feedback on:
Is there any irrelevant matter that can be cut from the license (shorter is better!)
Is attribution wanted for produced works (at the moment it is)
What flexibility in attribution format/requirements should be supported
The drafting of this license has been prompted by a clear need in several communities for an open license for data/databases that provides for attribution but does not impose share-alike requirements. ...
Gavin Baker at 1/15/2010 05:06:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.