[Oa-italia] Un protocollo per l'accesso aperto ai dati

Susanna Mornati mornati a cilea.it
Mar 18 Dic 2007 08:45:40 CET

Mentre sull'accesso aperto ai risultati della ricerca in termini di 
pubblicazioni si sono creati conflitti a causa di forti interessi 
commerciali, sull'accesso aperto ai dati grezzi della ricerca il 
dibattito verte su altre questioni, che spaziano dai brevetti 
all'etica, dai diritti alla competizione, tanto per citarne alcuni. 
Non ultime le problematiche tecnologiche, piuttosto complesse. Grandi 
sforzi sono in corso per garantire la riutilizzazione e 
l'interoperabilita' dei dati, e Science Commons annuncia ora un 
protocollo per integrare legalmente basi di dati differenti.
Da studiare durante le vacanze ;-)

Susanna Mornati

>Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 10:43:50 -0500
>From: "Carolina Rossini" <carolina.rossini a gmail.com>
>Subject: [BOAI] Open Access Data - Science Commons
>To: BOAI Forum <boai-forum a ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>Hot news from Science Commons (the science project from Creative 
>Commons) that I think might interest some of you. If you want more 
>information, you can contact John Wilbanks, VP for Science Commons: 
> From their blog: 
> <http://sciencecommons.org/weblog/archives/2007/12/16/announcing-protocol-for-oa-data/>http://sciencecommons.org/weblog/archives/2007/12/16/announcing-protocol-for-oa-data/
>Announcing the Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data
>16th, 2007 by John Wilbanks
>Today, in conjunction with the Creative Commons 5th Birthday 
>celebration, Science Commons announces the 
>for Implementing Open Access Data ("the Protocol").
>The Protocol is a method for ensuring that scientific databases can 
>be legally integrated with one another. The Protocol is built on the 
>public domain status of data in many countries (including the United 
>States) and provides legal certainty to both data deposit and data 
>use. The protocol is not a license or legal tool in itself, but 
>instead a methodology for a) creating such legal tools and b) 
>marking data already in the public domain for machine-assisted discovery.
>You can read the Protocol 
>We built the Protocol after a year- long process of meetings and 
>consultations with a broad set of stakeholders, including 
>representatives of the geospatial and biodiversity science 
>communities. We solicited input from international representatives 
>from China, Ugand, Brazil, Japan, France, Netherlands, Germany, 
>Italy, the United Kingdom, Colombi, Peru, Belgium, Catalonia and Spain.
>We expect to convert this work into a working group with founding 
>members from our existing communities of practice. However, the 
>world is moving very quickly in terms of data production, and as 
>such we created the Protocol as a guide and as a tool to bring 
>together the existing data licensing regimes into a single space.
>As part of that decision, Science Commons has worked with data 
>licensing thought leaders and is pleased to announce partnerships 
>with <http://www.opencontentlawyer.com/>Jordan Hatcher, the lawyer 
>behind the Open Database License; <http://www.talis.com/>Talis , the 
>company behind the Open Database License process; and the 
><http://www.okfn.org/>Open Knowledge Foundation, creators of the 
><http://www.opendefinition.org/1.0/>Open Knowledge Definition.
>Jordan has drafted the 
>Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and License - the first legal 
>tool to fully implement the Protocol. It is available at his 
><http://www.opencontentlawyer.com/open-data/>Web site. This draft is 
>remarkable not just for the Public Domain Dedication but for the 
>encoding of scholarly and scientific norms into a standalone, 
>non-legal document. This is a key element of the Protocol and a 
>major milestone in the fight for Open Access data. Talis, a company 
>with a strong history in the open science data movement, played a 
>key role in birthing Jordan's work, and we're pleased to work with 
>them as well.
>We are also pleased to announce that the Open Knowledge Foundation 
>has certified the Protocol as conforming to the Open Knowledge 
>Definition. We think it's important to avoid legal fragmentation at 
>the early stages, and that one way to avoid that fragmentation is to 
>work with the existing thought leaders like the OKF.
>We will be launching a wiki for comments on the Protocol soon, and 
>will announce a strategy for versioning the Protocol in 2008.

Susanna Mornati, CILEA
Project Leader AEPIC, www.aepic.it
+39 02 2699 5322, +39 348 7090 226,
mailto:mornati a cilea.it, skype: susanna.mornati

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