Why does Dryad use CC0?
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Early in the process of depositing data to the Dryad repository, authors are asked to consent to the explicit release of their data into the public domain under the terms of a Creative Commons Zer…
Use CC0 for data in #openscience, and #opendata generally, not per idealism but pragmatism. Licenses stack up when you merge or query across data sets, limiting reuse. See
0, or #publicdomain, v -BY for data.
Happy New Year's day, which is also #publicdomainday! Dryad is proud to have published nearly 25,000 research data packages under CC0.
Missed these two blog posts from
on why data licenses are important, and why they insist on CC0. Thanks for leading this charge!