User:Daniel Mietchen/Talks/Archiving 2014/Open licenses in the cultural heritage context

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Open licenses in the cultural heritage context
Territorial call of the frog Atelopus franciscus
Tetragnatha montana (RMNH.ARA.14127) parasitized by Acrodactyla quadrisculpta larva (RMNH.INS.593867)
Cutting a water droplet using a superhydrophobic knife on superhydrophobic surfaces

Open Definitions[edit]

Licenses for different things[edit]

Important differentiations[edit]

A 2D copy of a 3D object (The Thinker, Rodin)

Open licenses[edit]

Creative Commons licenses[edit]

  • modular: CC BY / SA (/ NC / ND)
Icon Right Description
Attribution Attribution (BY) Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits in the manner specified by these.
Share-alike Share-alike (SA) Licensees may distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs the original work. (See also copyleft.)
Non-commercial Non-commercial (NC) Licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only for noncommercial purposes.
Non-derivative No Derivative Works (ND) Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform only verbatim copies of the work, not derivative works based on it.
  • license selector
  • CC0 is not a license per se, though it can fall back to one
  • only CC0, CC BY and CC BY-SA are compatible with the Open Definition (as indicated with light green background)
  • Multiple problems with -NC licenses

Reuse scenarios[edit]

Platforms for sharing openly licensed materials[edit]

  • code: GitHub
  • text, images, multimedia: Wikimedia platforms, PMC OA subset, OAMI

Examples of openly shared materials[edit]

Visualizations of open materials[edit]

This image of Xanthichthys ringens is sourced from an open-access scholarly article licensed for re-use.
How can we make that reusability explicit when citing this source in Wikipedia articles?[1]
For further details, see this Signpost op-ed.


Note the icons and links complementing the bibliographic information.

  1. ^ Williams, J. T.; Carpenter, K. E.; Van Tassell, J. L.; Hoetjes, P.; Toller, W.; Etnoyer, P.; Smith, M. (2010). Gratwicke, Brian, ed. "Biodiversity Assessment of the Fishes of Saba Bank Atoll, Netherlands Antilles". PLoS ONE. 5 (5): e10676. PMC 2873961Freely accessible. PMID 20505760. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010676.  CC0 full text media metadata

Open communities around cultural heritage[edit]

Events around opening cultural heritage[edit]

See also[edit]


This page is part of a workshop on Open licenses in the cultural heritage context on May 13, 2014, which is part of Archiving 2014, that takes place on May 13 - May 16, 2014, in Berlin.


Text displayed on this page is available under a Creative Commons CC0 waiver/ Public Domain dedication. The licensing of embedded media or code or of templates used to display text here may differ, but all are compatible with the Open definition as well as Wikipedia's default license, the Creative Commons Share-Alike License 3.0.