+Russell Castagnaro +Burt Lum
Burt is correct: the source code and the data are separate. If the data in the portal were licensed openly (or better, with CC0 applied), and the conflicting terms (that +Jason Axelson
pointed out) removed, people might actually reuse the data. Explicit reuse rights via an open license or public domain dedication are needed.
Is it common practice to "completely reimplement" a website when the TOU/TOS are updated? That's unfamiliar to me.+Forest Frizzell
Nice work following up on this. To be clear, the following is not accurate:
"By default the data sets are set to have no license, see Campaign Spending which allows you to use it in any capacity you want."
If no license is granted, then the automatic nature of copyright restricts many/most uses. No license = no reuse rights until you are explicitly given them. Just making sure we are all on the same page :)
To allow maximum reuse, CC BY is best for content, and CC0 for data. Happy to continue to discuss (and sorry I'm late to the party).