Case Studies/Talis Connected Commons
The Talis platform normally hosts data for a fee, providing the software as a service. The Talis Connected Commons is a project by Talis that works to encourage the growth of public domain data by offering to host data for free as long as the data sets are dedicated to the public domain.
To qualify for free hosting, users may contribute data sets under the Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication or the CC0 public domain waiver.
From the project:
"The Talis Connected Commons scheme is intended to directly support the publishing and reuse of Linked Data in the public domain by removing the costs associated with those activities.
The scheme is intended to support a wide range of different forms of data publishing. For example scientific researchers seeking to share their research data; dissemination of public domain data from a variety of different charitable, public sector or volunteer organizations; open data enthusiasts compiling data sets to be shared with the web community."