Jordan Hatcher, of and chair of the Advisory Council for the Open Knowledge Definition took the Public Domain Dedication & License out of beta on Saturday at OKCon.

The PDDL (which we blogged about in December) was initially sponsored by Talis and is specifically aimed at providing a suitable license for open data — taking account of rights in databases, such as those created by the EU Database Directive. As Jordan’s announcement states – the license is now ready for use. This is great news for producers and promoters of open data.