Open Data Commons – Attribution License released

[Open Data Commons has released](http://www.opendatacommons.org/2010/06/24/open-data-commons-attribution-license-released/) a new [Open Data Commons attribution license (ODC-By)](http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/). Jordan Hatcher, Chair of the [Open Data Commons Advisory Council](http://www.opendatacommons.org/about/advisory-council/), writes:

> Thanks to everyone for their feedback on the licenses and their help with the project. We can now announce a new license to the Open Data Commons family, the ODC Attribution License (ODC-BY) license. This is a database specific license requiring attribution for databases. This makes ODC-BY similar to the Creative Commons Attribution license, but is built specifically for databases. As a legal tool that only requires attribution, it complies with the Open Knowledge Definition, the Open Knowledge Foundation‘s standard around defining the rights behind what something means to be “open”.
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> ODC-BY homepage at:
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> Plain language summary of the ODC-BY is up at:
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> http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/summary/
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> Final license text at:
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> http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/
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> For those preferring plain text:
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http://www.opendatacommons.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/odc_by_1.0_public_text.txt

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> Thanks for everyone’s help, particularly Rufus and the ODC advisory board.