From: James Howison <jhowison@sy...> - 2004-10-01 02:06:22
I'm packaging up my perl scripts in a release early release often mode.
But I thought we should bring up a point of licenses.
What I'd like to see is an ethic that says "You are free to use this
code. In exchange for our work we ask that you provide your data to
the common repository and place a citation to the project in the
reference list of published papers"
And for people using data from the repository, "You are free to use
this data. In exchange for our work we ask that you place a citation to
the project in the reference list of published papers"
I also want to encourage people to provide scripts that allow others to
replicate their data analysis.
So I see three elements in the project:
1. Data collection
2. Data storage
3. Data Analysis scripts
What do you guys think?
I think that it is a mistake to try to release under a weird license
that _requires_ a citation (which was my first thinking). And since
the data in the database is just derived from a public source we
wouldn't have any copyright over that material to use as leverage
R (www.r-project.org) has a model I like which makes it easy to
reference the work by providing a bibtex entry that people can copy
easily. We should do Endnote (RIS) too.
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