From: Ian Russell <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2015 22:27:33 +0000
I suspect that the issue is more about the licence, Jan, and perhaps
they mean commercially sensitive material and the CC-BY rather than
Poorly phrased if that is the issue, though.
From: Jan Velterop <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:22:24 +0000
The Ford Foundation press release indeed says that "In certain
situations, such as when the expected product contains sensitive or
confidential material, the Creative Commons license will not be a
Are they thinking that non-OA publishing, i.e. behind paywalls, offers
protection to such sensitive or confidential material coming out? My
understanding is that as long as I pay the fee, I’ll have access to
the sensitive or confidential material published in paywalled media.
Is confidentiality and sensitivity perhaps only threatened if the
material ends up in the hands of the impecunious?
Clearly, allowing exceptions to the open access requirement on the
grounds of material containing sensitive or confidential information
is nonsense. Sensitive or confidential material is only kept
confidential if it’s not published, or only published internally.
> On 6 Feb 2015, at 01:00, LIBLICENSE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Rick Anderson <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 05:51:40 +0000
> Does anyone have a link to the actual policy document itself? I can¹t
> seem to find it on the Ford Foundation website, and neither the Ford
> Foundation press release nor the Creative Commons press release
> (https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/44865) provides as link to
> the actual policy as far as I can tell. According to the Foundation¹s
> press release the policy allows for exceptions to this rule in
> "certain situations, such as when the expected product contains
> sensitive or confidential material," and it would be interesting to
> know how those situations are defined and evaluated.
> Rick Anderson
> Assoc. Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections Marriott Library,
> University of Utah
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> On 2/4/15, 9:35 PM, "LIBLICENSE" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 16:08:05 -0500
>> From: [log in to unmask]
>> Ford Foundation Expands Creative Commons Licensing for All
>> Grant-Funded Projects
>> (New York) The Ford Foundation announced today that it is adopting
>> an open licensing policy for all grant-funded projects and research
>> to promote greater transparency and accessibility of materials.
>> Effective February 1, grantees and consultants will be required to
>> make foundation-funded materials subject to a Creative Commons
>> license allowing others, free of charge and without requesting
>> permission, the ability to copy, redistribute, and adapt existing
>> materials, provided they give appropriate credit to the original author.