The Open Knowledge Foundation‘s Jordan Hatcher was recently interviewed by the Semantic Web Company about Why we can’t use the same open licensing approach for databases as we do for content and software:

Legal certainty is crucial when it comes to build business around new technologies. The Open Knowledge Foundation has started to tackle this problem with respect to Linked Data. Tassilo Pellegrini spoke to the Open Content Lawyer Jordan S. Hatcher about licensing issues in Open Data and got some practical advice to get started on a complex but crucial topic.

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at and he tweets at @jwyg.

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