Open Definition Advisory Council meeting reminder - Thurs December 10, 2015


#1

Hello All,

This is a reminder that our next telecon is just under two weeks from now on Thursday December 10, 2015 at 15:00 UTC.

I will send a more detailed reminder shortly.

Please feel free to reply with any agenda items.

Thank you,
Herb


#2

Hello @herb_lainchbury, although I can’t attend the meeting, I would like the Council to consider a point made by Leigh Dodds in his blog post about How can open data publishers monitor usage?.

The question is, if open data can only be accessed via a login or API key, is it still open?

Leigh suggests…

I’ll note from the start that the open definition doesn’t have anything to say about whether a login is permitted or not permitted.

… and then discusses the reasons why knowing who is using the data is valuable to publishers and why data re-users may prefer not to identify themselves.

May I suggest that this topic be considered for inclusion in the next version of the Open Definition?


Whoops! :sweat_smile:

Sorry @ldodds - forgot you where already on the forum.


#3

Thanks @Stephen,

I will add that to the agenda. I’ve been meaning to re-introduce the topic of Open APIs as well so it will be good to get that going.


#4

I suspect it makes sense for a new chair to take up approval process for KOGL in 2016, though I don’t object to trying to do it this year if you want. Possible brief or main agenda item.


#5

@mlinksva, Thank you for mentioning the issue regarding KOGL!


#6

Are there any other licenses that anyone is aware of that we should be looking at? At a minimum I would like to have a list ready to go for the incoming chair.


#7

Is that in this group we can discuss the compatibility of licenses?

Our activists (Montréal, CA) are questioning about the compatibility of the license OSM (OBdL) and CC-BY 4.0. Would you have some answers?

We have this compatibility issue forever. Solutions, even preliminary, would foster the reuse of data.


#8

I don’t think this topic about the meeting reminder makes sense, but yes, the Open Definition is a potential place to discuss license compatibility