I would like to submit the Scottish Parliamentary Open Licence for discussion so it can be checked for conformance against the Open Definition and hence listed on the Conformant Licenses page on the Open Definition website. In accordance with submission process:
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Rationale for the new licence
Under UK copyright law, the Parliaments in the devolved administrations (i.e. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) together with the Parliament in London, have their own copyright: Parliamentary copyright. This licence is to enable users to use and reuse Scottish Parliamentary works freely.
The licensor for all material covered by this licence will be the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, who are responsible for the administration of the Scottish Parliament.
Comparison to OD Conformant licence
The Scottish Parliament Open Licence Version 2.0 is modelled on the Open Government Licence Version 3.0.
Benefits of the Scottish Parliament Open Licence Version 2.0
The Scottish Parliamentary Open Licence is unique to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body will always be the licensor, therefore the OSPL only applies to their information and there will not be multiple information providers.
Compatibility to conformant licences
The Scottish Parliamentary Open Licence is compatible with CC BY 4.0 and OGL 3.0.
Thank you for considering this proposal.