The Open Data Institute (ODI) explains why the decision about which license to use is one of the most important steps in publishing a dataset.
Increasingly, government and commercial organisations are interested in sharing their data as “open data”. For data to be open it must be published under an open licence. A clearly indicated licence sets out what people can and can’t do with the data, enabling use, adaptation and redistribution by anyone or any organisation.
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