...seeking input from all GBIF Participants and stakeholders on the following questions:
- Do you have any comments on the plan to associate all GBIF-mediated data with a machine readable licence?
- Do you have an opinion on the relative merits of Creative Commons, Open Data Commons or other licence types in the context of the GBIF network?
- Which of the two options described in section 8 of this document should GBIF pursue? If you support “Option 2”, would your position be modified if it resulted in a significant decrease in data published to the GBIF network?
The two options referred to above are:
Option 1 – Support restrictions on commercial use
Option 2 – Only support fully free-and-open data
If you have opinions on licensing biodiversity data, please read the consultation document and send your thoughts send to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 September 2013.