Legal certainty (for providers and users),
Transparency (objective clarity, comprehensibility, manageability),
Uniformity (state / federal / European / worldwide),
Openness for further use
It is recommended to only use data that is subject to a license - because only then is it clear which uses are permitted by the rights of use.
The two most widely used licenses in Germany for administrative data and open data are the Datenlizenz Deutschland 2.0 and the Creative Common licenses. We will go into more detail about these later. Of course, there are also other important licenses for which you can find more information on the page below:
The Datenlizenz Deutschland 2.0 is a license developed specifically for the German administration. The focus is on legal certainty while at the same time ensuring the greatest possible reuse of data. Learn more here (german).
The Creative Common license is a license freely available on the Internet, which can be understood as a kind of modular licensing system. Each license consisting of it is made up of a combination of four areas.
Six licenses can be formed from these modules.