[License-review] OSI recognition for Creative Commons Zero License?
cboettig at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 21:34:26 UTC 2012
I would like to submit the Creative Commons zero license for
consideration. I am new to this list, forgive me if it has already been
I understand that this license has been
compatible by the FSF with this recommended
Submission type: Approval
License Name: Creative Commons Zero, CC0
Category: Licenses that are popular and widely used or with strong
The legal code as plain
The scientific community is increasingly embracing this option as the most
open and compatible license. It is required by scientific data
repositories (that also archive scientific software, with cite-able DOIs)
such as Dryad <http://datadryad.org/depositing#whycc0>.
I feel it is important that this license achieve recognition by the Open
Source initiative, as certain scientific journals & conferences permit only
OSI recognized licenses, (e.g. PLoS Computational Biology
Bioinformatics open source conference
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