Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fwd: [datameet] Govt. of Tamilnadu order of Content Publishing under Creative Commons

Commons approach gaining prominence and currency, totally turns on its head the concept of "this is government property"

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Hi,

So the order is issued by the Secretary, Tamilnadu Government. The primary purpose of this initiative is to ensure that the - if works in tamil are published under CC by SA, aided by technology, it has the potential to reach people globally.

In essence the order says that:

1) Books & other literary works that shall be published under CC by SA
  • That have been nationalized
  • Produced by the Tamil Development Department & other Government departments, 
  • Rare books collected by the Tamil Development Department & Tamil University
  • Digital Copies of - Old Scrolls, Pictures & Stone carvings

2) Research papers and books (subject to copyright rules) of the students & teachers of the Tamil University should be published on their website

3) If any of the above have been procured by other Government departments, from Individuals or private enterprises - they too can be published after obtaining due permission from the owner.

The letter doesn't explicitly mentioned CC by SA for (2) & (3) but I think that's what was intended.

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There is an order by Govt. of Tamilnadu, approved last month to publish govt. content under creative commons, this is a big deal for govt. data too. Can someone who knows tamil translate the order and its scope? 

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GoTN_Tamil_Development_Departments_order_on_creative_commons_cc_by_sa.pdf

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