Question about free data

I’m considering making some of the data that I generate for TagShadow available so that others can make use of it in their own projects. My question is this: How do I license data?

My initial thought was Creative Commons, but their FAQ suggests that software should use a different license, and points me at Free Software Foundation and the Open Source Initiative. But my question is about the data and not the software used to generate it. My plan is to spend some time on those sites and look at the various Terms of Service and Usage Agreements attached to web services that generate data that I’ve found useful at one point or another. While I’m researching myself, I thought I’d ask the world at large.

~ by mentatjack on September 4, 2009.

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