Thursday, November 09, 2006

Protecting your data

Web 2.0 Confab Takes Aim At Closed Platforms

The Talis Community License aims to describe a more flexible, Web-friendly set of database rights than the current legal default, just as the Creative Commons License offers an alternative to traditional copyright protection and the GPL offers an alternative to restrictive software licenses. Talis is the brainchild of Ian Davis, a developer and technical lead of the research group at library software vendor Talis; he released a draft of the license in April.

As companies and individuals wake up to the implications of who controls their data, the importance of this issue will continue to grow.

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