GBIF Consultation about biodiversity data licensing

GBIF is consulting its community of providers and users about a new approach of licensing  biodiversity data published through GBIF .
This consultation aims to boost the GBIF mission of promoting free and open access to biodiversity data, with the lowest possible use restrictions. The identification of the license for which data are published should be therefore based on clear rules, created in agreement with the community about issues such as the allocation and citation of data, as well respecting the providers decision on the commercial use.
 
 
Thus, GBIF aims with their community, develop solutions for existing weaknesses to biodiversity data be available through the GBIF respecting both the provider and users. The proposed rules are available for consultation in this document (in English).

Contributions can be submitted until June 14, 2014, using the following model, to licensing@gbif.org. Submitted answers may be seen in this page.