Licenses

These are our recommended licenses for open data, not all services on Data.ac.uk domains will necessarily be open or linked data.

We recommend that you use one of these licences when releasing open data on Data.ac.uk, unless your data has specific restrictions which make these licences unusable. These recommendations are not rules, but an attempt to stop ‘license proliferation’. There is a common temptation to tweak a license but this makes it very difficult to combine data from multiple sources.