Monday, June 29, 2009

Open Database License, version 1 is out

The Open Data Commons project (no relation) has released version 1.0 of its Open Database License (previously mentioned here). It is great to see someone with the legal savvy to put this together.

This license is an "Attribution and Share-Alike" license, doing for data/databases what the creative commons has done for media.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

DCP work in the latest version of Gnumeric

A code contribution from a DCP developer (previously mentioned here) to the Gnumeric spreadsheet package has been included in their latest official release, gnumeric-1.9.8. The patch helps merging multiple sheets in separate files into a single spreadsheet. It is intended to aid automatic generation of complex spreadsheet views of online data for easy download.