Launch of the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science and ‘Is It Open Data?’ Web Service, Jonathan Gray, Open Knowledge Foundation Blog, February 19, 2010 [Connotea bookmark][Topsy search results][Panton Principles][Is It Open Data?].
- When publishing data make an explicit and robust statement of your wishes [with respect to re-use and re-purposing of individual data elements, the whole data collection, and subsets of the collection].
- Use a recognized waiver or license that is appropriate for data [many widely recognized licenses are not appropriate].
- If you want your data to be effectively used and added to by others it should be open as defined by the Open Knowledge/Data Definition – in particular non-commercial and other restrictive clauses should not be used.
- Explicit dedication of data underlying published science into the public domain via PDDL or CCZero is strongly recommended and ensures compliance with both the Science Commons Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data and the Open Knowledge/Data Definition.
Some background information about the origin of these Principles (at the Panton Arms, Cambridge): The Panton Principles: A breakthrough on data licensing for public science? Peter Murray-Rust, petermr’s blog, May 16th, 2009, and: A breakthrough on data licensing for public science? Cameron Neylon, Science in the Open, May 15, 2009.