Adopting CC-by as the default license for future DataMeet datasets

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Arun Ganesh

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Dec 1, 2020, 10:57:22 PM12/1/20
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The datameet maps repository has undoubtedly been the most widely used dataset that we have produced and is often the go to resource for India boundaries https://github.com/datameet/maps

Most of the data is currently licensed as CC-by-sa 2.5 and its not clear if there was a strong reason to adopt that as the default license many years ago. In the spirit of open data, it might make more sense to drop the share alike clause and adopt CC-by 4.0 as the preferred license where the only condition is attribution, This will allow much greater reuse of these datasets and promotion of the DataMeet community.

More details on this ticket if anyone has thoughts, especially if there is any argument in favour of using CC-by-sa: https://github.com/datameet/maps/issues/56




Arun Ganesh

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Aug 3, 2021, 2:27:24 PMAug 3
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Wanted to announce that CC-by 4.0 has been adopted as the default license for existing and future spatial datasets on the following repos:
Thank you to all contributors who agreed to the license change and enabling this data to be more open than before [1]. With the CC-by license, any reuse only requires attribution to DataMeet community and places no restriction on how the final work is licensed [2]


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