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As open data and open data projects are becoming increasingly important as value creators in the modern-day economy, it is nice to see that important efforts are being made to professionalise and perpetuate the open data community. If we really want to harvest the potential of open data, we must look beyond regional and national interests when considering yet again a new licensing suite. The open data community is a global movement, so open data projects and it's licenses should keep this premise in mind.
This weekend you can visit Cologne Commons, a festival/conference on the topic of free music and Creative Commons.
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