WikiCite 2016/Proposals/Making wikidata a central hub on data licensing
WIkidata has a CC0 License. Adding authoritative data sources to Wikidata requires theirs license to be compatible with this. It is not always obvious what license is applicable. A property license exists, so making Wikidata a central hub on information on which license applies to which data source, is straightforward. Wikidata already lists various biological databases. Recently, we noticed that only 2 databases had license statement added . In a concerted effort on social media we were able to get the number to 23 . Also data owners correct incorrect statements on the matter. 
The aim would be to do a small crowd source experiment at Wikicite to add more licensing statement to items on databases or journals. How complete can we during one event? Below is a list of resource listing Biological databases.
- Query to extract Biological databases and their applicable license:
- Editing Wikidata items/statements
- if you have a Phabricator task ID, you can link it here