We recommended giving a license to public resources in SEEK to clarify under what terms they may be used.

This short video gives a good introduction of the benefits of licensing your data:

The following licenses are recommended by Open Knowledge due to their compatibility with other licenses and widespread use. See for more information.

CC0 1.0
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0
Open Data Commons Attribution License 1.0
Open Data Commons Open Database License 1.0
Open Data Commons Public Domain Dedication and Licence 1.0


These additional licenses are also available to be used in SEEK.

Academic Free License 3.0
Against DRM
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Design Science License
Free Art License 1.3
GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 with no cover texts and no invariant sections
Higher Education Statistics Agency Copyright with rights
Local Authority Copyright with rights
MirOS Licence
Non-Profit Open Software License 3.0
Open Government Licence 1.0 (United Kingdom)
Open Government Licence 2.0 (United Kingdom)
Open Government Licence 3.0 (United Kingdom)
Open Government License 2.0 (Canada)
Open Software License 3.0
Statistics Canada: Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) - Model Data Use Licence
Talis Community License
UK Click Use PSI
UK Crown Copyright with rights
UK PSI Public Sector Information