Observation license choice

CC-BY (or CC-BY-NC) for observations [and not CC-BY-SA that we previously recommended).
CC-BY-SA for pictures and sounds (specific observations, sounds and pictures can be further restricted).

That decision goes back to before 2014, where GBIF ran a lengthy consultation, resulting in a decision to only support a limited set (CC BY, CC BY-NC and CC0) for occurrence datasets. More details are still available at https://www.gbif.org/news/82363/new-approaches-to-data-licensing-and-endorsement (especially the detailed community input collected, see the link to the summary of the consultation process at the bottom), as well as the report on the implementation, https://www.gbif.org/news/82812/licensing-milestone-for-data-access-in-gbiforg.

Posted on June 06, 2023 08:08 PM by suvarna suvarna


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