The draft recommendations for licensing HECoS are as follows.
Please comment on matters such as priority, relevance, clarity, and sufficiency.
To ensure clarity and usability and in order to prevent the proliferation of customised licences, it is recommended that HECoS is licensed using an existing open licence.
Of the two open licences that meet the HECoS licence requirements, the NSCS Project recommends the use of CC BY, as it has been adopted more widely than the Open Government Licence.
In addition to applying an open licence to HECoS, it is recommended that the governance body register a trademark in order to protect the definitive version of the coding scheme.
This is one of a set of pages seeking comment on the draft Governance Model.