The purpose of the open data license for the public administration is to legally ensure, that the data can be freely distributed, reused, modified and further developed, as long as the original source will be mentioned.
It is recommended, that the licenses for reutilization of the open data of the Finnish public administration are given by a license, which belongs to the Creative Commons license family. The recommended license is Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
The purpose of this document is to make the content of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 more understandable for the practical implementation by the public administration. This document should be read in conjunction with the actual license text, which is much more detailed.