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Re: Review of BP on data re-use

From: Bernadette Farias Lóscio <bfl@cin.ufpe.br>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:50:51 -0300
Message-ID: <CANx1Pzxn9Ndk_JyDV=SH-ZXPJLK+6C9dzW6oTJPGXkcHQ=LQ5w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: Public DWBP WG <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Hi all,

Considering that tomorrow we need to vote to include or not the BP about
Data Re-use [1] on the BP document, I'd like to make some considerations.

I agree with Antoine that "a lot of the aspects of this BP are
non-technical, so I'm not 100% sure it's in scope." However, I also like
the idea of the BP and I'd like to make a proposal.

In my opinion, the Data Reuse BP should be splitted in two different BP:
one for data licenses and another one for Citation and Feedback. We already
have a section about data licenses, so I think It would be better to create
a new BP considering the aspects mentioned by Antoine and Annette. If
reusing is also a way of publishing data, then I think it won't be a

The second BP will focus on providing citation and feedback. I also believe
that are other aspects that should be considered. Annette's proposal
mentions that publishers "should be made aware of any known problems with
the data". However, feedback can be used to provide other informations
about the dataset and not just to provide feedback about the problems. It
is also really important to mention the Dataset Usage Vocabulary and to
provide examples based on our own vocabulary.

In this case, we can also change the title of the section Feedback to be
something like Feedback and Citation.

In summary, my proposal is:

- Split Data Reuse BP in two BP:
BP: Follow licensing constraints to be included in the Data Licenses Section
BP: Cite the original dataset and give feedback (this could also be
splitted in two other BP: i)  BP Cite the original dataset and ii) Give
feedback )

- Rename Feedback Section to Feedback and Citation.

Doing this, we also avoid the creation of a new section. Again, if reusing
as way of publishing then I dont think that we should have a new section
for this subject.

kind regards,

[1] http://agreiner.github.io/dwbp/bp.html#Re-use

2016-03-16 9:19 GMT-03:00 Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>:

> Hi everyone,
> I've just received the email with the editors asking for this:
> 2. To review the Best Practice: Reuse vocabularies [3] , which will be
>> voted next Wednesday.
> This is excellent timing, I've just read it while catching up with the
> minutes of yesterday's session ;-)
> My feedback will be quick though (not much time to write a clean text!):
> 1. a lot of the aspects of this BP are non-technical, so I'm not 100% sure
> it's in scope. But there are some technical aspects involved, and see point
> #2.
> 2. I do like the BP a lot. This makes a lot of sense
> 3. my strong recommendation about licensing would be that re-users should
> make sure that any license or terms of use 'travels' with the data. If
> reusers do something with the data, they make sure it's compatible with the
> license and terms of use. This includes (re-)publishing of data, or of
> derived data when applicable. Especially re-users of derived or
> re-published data must be aware of the original license and terms of use
> 4. my organization (Europeana) has made terms of use that could be used as
> example. Our data is CC0, so there's no license whatsoever. But because
> attribution and provenance matter in our sector (culture) we wanted to
> encourage people to be 'respectful'.
> It's at http://www.europeana.eu/portal/rights/metadata.html
> I think it exemplifies quite a lot the aspects of Annette's BP proposal.
> 5. the Europeana TOU include one technical aspect that could be
> strenghtened in the BP, imhp. Re-users should make sure they keep their
> data (or application) synchronization with the most up-to-date status of
> the original source. If someone builds and keeps something on the basis of
> old data, and let their own re-users think the original data source is
> responsible for problems of outdated data, this is not fair for the
> original data publisher.
> Cheers,
> Antoine
> [3] http://agreiner.github.io/dwbp/bp.html#Re-use

Bernadette Farias Lóscio
Centro de Informática
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE, Brazil
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