Planned reorganization in the data sharing policy in 2016

We are planning to redefine and reorganize the data sharing policy so that our policy will be in good accordance with the one in other data sharing services such as iOBIS and GBIF.

Our parent node iOBIS is adopting the following Creative Commons licenses:

in addition to No Rights Reserved (CC0; public domain) option.

Since we understand that your data may contain sensitive parts and that you may not always feel comfortable sharing such sensitive parts without consultation/permission, we will append an optional restriction to CC BY and CC BY-NC and add another license option (i.e. contact and permission required). Consequently, we define customized license options as below.

Permission Attribution Commercial use
Public domain
Not required
No Yes All
Not required Yes Yes
Minimum unless "With all attributes" is selected
Not required Yes No Minimum unless "With all attributes" is selected
With permission
Required Yes - -

Among these license options, the CC BY-NC with only the minimum attributes included will become the default sharing policy in OBIS-SEAMAP. Accordingly, we will change the sharing license of your dataset(s) to this default option unless you chose other options (i.g. "Allow users to use data (minimum required fields) without permission" or "Allow all attributes to be released without permission"). For more details, please refer to the Provider FAQ page. This policy change will be effective on January 5th. If you would like to choose another license option, please contact us by the end of this year.

Feel free to contact us for any questions or discussion.