Ethics and Integrity of Data Collection and Sharing
a presentation given at Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre 2015, Beauvais, France
A lot of people talk of licensing data. That is usually not applicable (as data are not licensable, at least not on the basis of copyright), and it is also possibly misleading. There are just as much, if not more, important issues of integrity and ethics, in both gathering and sharing data that come into play, particularly if humans are involved (whether the humans are the ones gathering the data or humans are the subjects of the data gathering exercise).