Specification to describe the minimum information standard for online community data. Guidelines for describing data about online communities.
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README.md

Open Community Data Exchange (OCDX)

Summary

The OCDX community supports an open standard for describing data about online communities, as well as the support tools and workflow patterns for researchers and data providers to share their datasets with the wider community. The OCDX community aims to provide the lowest barriers to contributing/sharing data. We welcome your input, suggesting fields information for inclusion in the OCDX specification.

Contributors

Libby Hemphill, Sean Goggins, Matt Germonprez, Kristen Schuster, A.J. Million, Aaron Halfaker, Megan Squire, Andrea Wiggins, Matthew J. Bietz, Jeff Hemsley, Bill Rand, June Ahn, Michele Avital, Kevin Crowston, Brian Fitzgerald,B rian Butler, Susan Winter, Katie Shilton, Arfon Smith, Carol Schmitz, Johnathan Brier, Yubaraj Pandian, Nicolas Jullien, Cornelia Boldyreff, Ann Barcomb, Derek Greentree, Claudia Hauff, Sorin Matei, Liz Thiry, Yasmine Arafa, Sabine Brunswicker, Dan Suthers, Andrea Capiluppi, Eric Meyer, Robin Tiegland, Aarfon Smith, Johnathan Morgan, and Irina Shklovski.

Licenses

OCDX Infrastructure License

Open source versions of the OCDX infrastructure and tooling and distribute them under the MIT permissive license. Full legal text of the MIT license is available at: https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT

The MIT License (MIT)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copyof this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

OCDX Documentation License

All OCDX documentation is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). In accord with the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, you are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
  • The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
    • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

OCDX Donated Data License

All donated data will be licensed under the Open Database License (ODbL), available at: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/summary/. In accord with the ODbL license, users of the data will be able:

  • To Share: To copy, distribute and use the database.
  • To Create: To produce works from the database.
  • To Adapt: To modify, transform and build upon the database. As long as you:
  • Attribute: You must attribute any public use of the database, or works produced from the database, in the manner specified in the ODbL. For any use or redistribution of the database, or works produced from it, you must make clear to others the license of the database and keep intact any notices on the original database.
  • Share-Alike: If you publicly use any adapted version of this database, or works produced from an adapted database, you must also offer that adapted database under the ODbL.
  • Keep open: If you redistribute the database, or an adapted version of it, then you may use technological measures that restrict the work (such as DRM) as long as you also redistribute a version without such measures.