[License-review] Request for approval by license steward: Tidepool Open Access to Health Data Software License

Richard Fontana fontana at sharpeleven.org
Mon Oct 7 15:52:47 UTC 2013

On Mon, 7 Oct 2013 08:00:19 -0700
Howard Look <howard at tidepool.org> wrote:

> Thanks John, that's a great point.
> The Tidepool license doesn't require any specific technical means
> for machine-accessibility, though we definitely would like to
> encourage people to provide (say) RESTful APIs over CSV downloads
> since that's the most likely mechanism for encouraging openness
> of data for a patient and accessibility to other programs. That said,
> we also want to keep it technology agnostic.
> A couple of possible options:
> 1) We try to come up with some language that is technology agnostic
> but requires something like "machine-accessible data access in both
> bulk and individual data point form." Would that be considered
> technology agnostic?

That sounds technology-agnostic to me but I am not sure I understand
what it means. :)

> 2) Leave the license language as is, but change the FAQ to encourage,
> but not require, RESTful APIs over CSV download. 

That may be the better approach.

 - RF

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