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RE: recording meetings

From: Brand Niemann <bniemann@cox.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:00:23 -0500
To: "'John Erickson'" <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Cc: "'Dave McAllister'" <dmcallis@adobe.com>, "'Sandro Hawke'" <sandro@w3.org>, "'Holm, Jeanne M \(1760\)'" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>, "'Nikos Roussos'" <nikos@autoverse.net>, "'W3C eGov IG mailing list'" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "'Linked Data community'" <public-lod@w3.org>
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Thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Erickson [mailto:olyerickson@gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 1:36 PM
To: Brand Niemann
Cc: Dave McAllister; Sandro Hawke; Holm, Jeanne M (1760); Nikos Roussos; W3C
eGov IG mailing list; Linked Data community
Subject: Re: recording meetings

Brand Niemann <bniemann@cox.net> asks:
> Interesting discussion - Are we having these presentations because 
> there is consideration being given to licensing LOD to protect it 
> (from what), allow someone to make money off of it (really), or some other
reason?

I think it's more fundamental than that; the eGov community needs a clear
understanding of

* What legal mechanisms (and precedent) are available and/or required to
declare "Open" w.r.t. data?
* What technical mechanisms (vocabulary, markup methodologies) are available
and/or required to assert such terms to machines and people?

There is no "LOD" without the "O," stated clearly. Providers' claims must be
legally valid, unambiguous and accessible by both people and machines...

--
John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Director, Web Science Operations
Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
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