The Open Database License ( ODbL ) is a copyleft (” share alike “) license agreement intended to allow users to freely share, modify, and use a database while maintaining this same freedom for others. [2]

ODbL is published by Open Data Commons , part of the Open Knowledge Foundation . [3]

Notable uses

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) project has been completed in the Creative Commons license to ODbL in September 2012 [4] in an attempt to have more legal security [5] and a more specific license for databases rather than creative works.

Other projects using ODbL include OpenCorporates , [6] Open Food Facts , [7] and Paris OpenData . [8]

See also

  • Sui generis database right

External links

  • Open Data Commons, Open Database License
  • ODbL translation in Russian

References

  1. Jump up^ http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/summary/
  2. Jump up^ “Open Database License (ODbL) v1.0” . Open Data Commons . Retrieved 2 July 2011 .
  3. Jump up^ “Open Data Commons – About” . Open Data Commons . Retrieved 2 July 2011 .
  4. Jump up^ “OpenStreetMap data license is ODbL” . OpenStreetMap Foundation . Retrieved 17 September 2012 .
  5. Jump up^ “Legal FAQ” . OpenStreetMap.
  6. Jump up^ https://opencorporates.com/info/licence
  7. Jump up^ http://world.openfoodfacts.org/data
  8. Jump up^ http://opendata.paris.fr/page/lalicence/

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