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Correct license for dataset if source data has different licenses

I want to create a new dataset which I want to publish on e.g. Hugging Face. I plan to have multiple versions with different licenses, depending on which data I used. I now wondered whether I can ...
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ML model license in contradiction to that of dataset

How can a machine learning model have a less restrictive license than the database it was trained on? I know there was a similar question to this here, but I want to ask more specifically. I was ...
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How to prevent using source code as data source for machine learning activities?

I posted some library in public repository on github. Say, I do not want it to be used for machine learning purposes. General question: How could this be achieved? Spoiler: I found some collection of &...
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If I create software that can leverage a CC BY-SA data set, do I have to license the software under the same license?

I'm writing a translation assist & dictionary-like software to assist in translating Japanese to English. To help with this, dictionary datasets in XML format by Electronic Dictionary Research and ...
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Can I use a Kaggle Dataset with CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license to create projects and publish it on GitHub?

I was searching for a relational dataset on Kaggle for my SQL Data Analysis project & found one such dataset - https://www.kaggle.com/datasets/olistbr/brazilian-ecommerce. I have downloaded the ...
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Features in an Open Source Project that can only be tested against proprietary data

I'm currently involved in a project to produce a tool for carrying out certain types of standardised performance assesments on a specific type of industrial plant, that will soon be going open source. ...
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Share-alike style License for data that will be used to train machine learning models

I have a dataset I would like to publish - it is likely people will want to use this dataset to train machine learning models. I would like to ensure that any models trained using this dataset are ...
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Can I use "public domain" data in MIT-licensed software?

I want to use a small dataset that a university professor posted on his web page (a list of English words). The data is part of a larger corpus of data that accompanies a textbook (written by said ...
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Do Dev Dependencies go into a produced work?

I am working on a project that has a dependency on eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y which depends on language-tags which depends on language-subtag-registry which holds data under Open Data Commons Attribution ...
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Can a dataset built upon another have more restrictive license?

I found a dataset built on top of Wikipedia dump, which comes in Huggingface Dataset library. The Wikipedia dump is licensed under CC BY-SA and the Huggingface Dataset is licensed under Apache-2.0, ...
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Can a database include both ODbL and CC BY-SA works?

The CC BY-SA license is incompatible with the ODbL license. The confusing thing about ODbL is that it seems to pertain to entire databases, rather than to individual works. Is it possible then to have ...
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What is the license of the SNAP data sets?

The SNAP (Stanford Network Analysis Project) consist of software libraries and network data sets. The software libraries are distributed under the BSD license. https://snap.stanford.edu/snap/license....
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Book & Writer data for commercial use (goodreads contradictory behaviour)

I am working on small app for searching authors and their works. I had quite issues with finding reasonable and clean data. Main problem was a licence of usage and since I plan to use data for ...
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Is there a software license that doesn't distinguish between source code and raw data?

Is there a software license that doesn't distinguish between source code and raw data (as two different types of computer memorized data [computer data]), so that every piece of computer data could be ...
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Using data generated by an open-source GPLv3.0 software [duplicate]

I'm looking to build a web app that allows users to upload and share JSON data. The JSON data generated and exported by an open-source app licensed under GPLv3.0. Before I begin building, I want to ...
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License for JSON database that prevents proprietary use

I'm building a database consisting of large JSON files, based on sources that are licensed under the public domain or CC-BY. I would like this database to remain open but I would also like to prevent ...
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Does data contained in a GPLv3 licensed software package fall under GPL?

I'm considering using a CANbus software package under GPLv3 that, in addition to code, contains data specifying the format of many hundreds of bus messages. I'm particularly interested in that data. ...
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Open Data License - connect with GPL

I am planning to release a videogame with a map based on the real map of a city (or part thereof) based on the Open Street Map. It would also include Open Street Map in the game, almost certainly ...
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Sharing machine learning models of a confidential dataset

Please share me your thoughts about using machine learning models from confidential datasets. For example, I have a classification model I trained using sklearn. In general, can I use the model for ...
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Can we use the weight of the neural net learned with the MIT-BIH dataset for commercial purposes?

MIT-BIH is here. https://physionet.org/physiobank/database/mitdb/ I found a page about licenses, but I did not know about commercial availability of learned models. license description is here. ...
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How do you manage provenance metadata and licence conditions for the data and software packages you use in your research?

Background: I asked this question to a statistical research audience on CrossValidated but was suggested that here might be more appropriate, so re-posting; keen for any tips! In spatial analysis (...
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Using GPL-covered dataset in non-GPL code

We are currently writing a piece of software. In it, we want to use the Disconnect.me tracking services list. The list is licensed under the GPLv3. Our code will generally only run on servers, but we ...
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Use babylon glossary in an open source (GPL) dictionary app

I want use babylon glossary in an open source (GPL) dictionary app. They don't have any license in them. Can I use them? What about glossaries of commercial dictionaries like oxford, longman, …? Ccan ...
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Can a dataset protected by Databases rights be licenced?

Data sets and databases that lack a relevant component of originality are not protected by Copyright in the EU. However, a Directive from 1993 establishes what became known as Databases rights, ...
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Warranty disclaimer and notice on sensitive collected or generated data

Say my FOSS program generates or collects and then outputs data that are eventually of sensitive nature: it could be personal data, financial data, healthcare-related or legal-related. An improper ...
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Linking vs API vs data

I know that GPL requires linking application to be licensed under GPL. Some database lisense covers data usage. I'm sure there's something for API too. But from the comments here on OSSE I also know ...
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Overview on licenses for data collections?

I'm dimly aware that there are differences in legal treatment of data collections (e.g. a telephone book, or map data like OpenStreetMap) as compared to, say, a novel or a program. For works like ...
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AGPL-like license for datasets

Is anyone aware of (work towards) a license with similar freedom-preserving restrictions as the AGPL, which can be applied to datasets? Some background: The GPL puts restrictions on the legally ...
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What is Open Knowledge, and how is it different from Open Data?

According to the Open Definition: “Open means anyone can freely access, use, modify, and share for any purpose (subject, at most, to requirements that preserve provenance and openness).” Open Data ...
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