"Seegrid will be due for a migration to confluence on the 1st of August. Any update on or after the 1st of August will NOT be migrated"

New License?

Why?

Working with collaborators has become increasingly hard in the past few years with the owner/author copyright statement which FosWIKI has placed at the bottom of each page. As hosts we have been using the blanket statement without much thought for a few years, but with different staff moving on, it is not always easy to maintain an up-to-date contact information for each owner/author, which makes reuse even harder. In summary - if an someone wanted to extend information on the wiki - they would need to contact each author of the content before they did this.

Changing it to what?

The targeted license is Creative Commons: CC-By v3.0. Human readable versions are here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/.

Is that really a good idea?

SeeGRID was designed to be a community place to collaborate. The change in the license ensures that even after certain collaborations are over, the outcomes will not be limited by the copyright of each and every individual contributor. The communities influence can live beyond the life of the collaboration, and there is a lower barrier to entry for partnering with other organisations in projects which re-use content.

When

Unless authors object and contact cg-admin@csiro.au, all content will be transitioned to this licensing model by November 2012.

This is an opt out process - if you have objections we may be forced to ask you to remove your content. If you do not opt-out the license model will be applied across the the entire website.

For more information: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/

-- TerryRankine - 11 Jun 2012
Topic revision: r2 - 12 Jun 2012, RobertWoodcock
 

Current license: All material on this collaboration platform is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence (CC BY 3.0).