Alps Salon

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Salon in Linz, Austria


Cc-salon-alps.png 27.06.2012 ... 11:30 to 15:30

CC Alps Salon has been pre-poned to 26 June 2012 16h30 in order to maximize synergies with OGD conference participants. Here are some collaboratively written notes from OGD2012.

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  • Open Knowledge Forum - Austria
  • Quarter for Digital Culture
  • Open Commons Region Linz
  • osAlliance


  • Thomas Thurner | Open Knowledge Forum Austria, Quarter for Digital Culture
  • Roland Alton | osAlliance, FH Vorarlberg
  • Stefan Pawel, OGD Linz
  • Florian Philapitsch, BKA, war bis 2010 Jurist bei CC-at
  • Brigitte Lutz, Stadt Wien, OGD Cooperation AT
  • Barbara Meier, Stadt Graz, OGD Cooperation
  • Helmut Bronnemayer, Berater
  • Gernot Hauser,, Digitalisierung von Open Educational Resources


This is the third CC ALPS SALON, held in conjunction with the annual conference for Open Government Data OGD2012.


The principal reason for this pilot is to offer creative workers more flexibility in distributing their works. The pilot is meant as a test to see whether it is useful in practice to combine the systems of Austrian Collecting Societies (like AKM, LSG, VBK, ...) and Creative Commons. Another approach: SME license

  • increase usage of CC license in jurisdiction
  • increase legal certainty for creative workers wishing to use CC licenses
  • increase profitability of CC license users
  • support non-exclusive collecting societies

further reading

CC Version 4.0

The CC 4.0 draft versions are out. During a 3 month requirements gathering period in summer 2012, we urge everyone to give us feedback. We are especially interested in the needs of cities, to fulfil their open government demands, when applying CC licenses to internal and external documents.


  • CC-by wird weiterhin für OGD forciert
  • viele Daten sind schon gemeinfrei, nämlich jene die ex legi veröffentlicht werden sollen, auch als solche kennzeichnen (Vorschlag: "Diese Daten sind gemeinfrei und in der Public Domain")!
  • EUPL als mögliche europäische Lizenzlösung, evt. mit Erweiterung der Datenbanknutzung
  • Mehrfachlizensierung ist seitens der Werkeinhaber stets möglich - auch nutzen!
  • Haftungsfreistellung weiterhin wichtig
  • in robots.txt file Code für Suchmaschinen einbetten, dass CC lizensierte Werke hier auffindbar
  • allow additional clauses to the license: Netiquette - fair use
  • NC is often used, but confusing licensors and licensees. "Commercial Rights Reserved (CRR)" is a much better phrase, also for some use cases of open government data.

further reading:

Commons Policy

The COMMUNIA project has been working 2008-2010 on paving the way for immaterial goods to be entitled as commons. An association and a book have been published recently. We will have a closer look at this pan-European project and the option for a European Quorum on reorganizing copyright laws.

further reading:

previous CC ALPS SALONs