Question about free licenses

David Gerard dgerard at
Sun Apr 6 17:26:51 UTC 2014

On 6 April 2014 17:45, Paul Hänsch <paul at> wrote:

> I cannot tell, how this applies to questions of open data. If there is
> an open data definition, which ensures similar freedoms, then you have
> a path of reasoning here.

There's a Free Content definition, by Erik Moeller of Wikimedia, and
endorsed by Wikimedia. I'm not sure it quite covers this.

> It may not be easy to convince the government agency to give up this
> clause. I suspect they intend to prevent circumvention of national data
> protection laws.

That's a usage restriction, so I suspect it would fail.

- d.

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