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RE: LOD Cloud Diagram Licensing Added to Wiki

From: Tom Heath <Tom.Heath@talis.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 14:37:02 +0100
Message-ID: <DD5E887552496241BC701548837A282F06ACD8E1@nemo.talis.local>
To: "Tom Heath" <Tom.Heath@talis.com>, "Marc Wick" <marc@geonames.org>
Cc: <public-lod@w3.org>

Duh, sorry, pasted the wrong link. That will teach me!

The Licensing paper is here:
http://events.linkeddata.org/ldow2008/papers/08-miller-styles-open-data-
commons.pdf

Thanks mhausenblas for the eagle eyes,

Tom.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-lod-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tom Heath
> Sent: 09 April 2008 14:28
> To: Marc Wick
> Cc: public-lod@w3.org
> Subject: RE: LOD Cloud Diagram Licensing Added to Wiki
> 
> 
> Hi Marc,
> 
> I think we need to be very clear in distinguishing between 
> licensing of the diagram and how the individual data sets are 
> licensed, which is something in which we all need to invest 
> more effort, but will ultimately consist of many varied local 
> arrangements. I would have thought that anyone looking for 
> info about Geonames data is licensed would pay more attention 
> to http://www.geonames.org/about.html than the LOD wiki page.
> 
> There may well be a case for a clearer statement on the wiki 
> to the effect that the license only applies to the diagram. 
> I'd argue that this is the way to go rather than changing the 
> terms of the license for the diagram.
> 
> Having said that, I did ponder the share-alike restriction, 
> as I was concerned that making slides including the diagram 
> constituted a derivative work. The CC site gives little 
> guidance on this that I could find - it seems to be a thorny 
> issue. Perhaps we should hear the arguments against making it 
> CC-BY only. Please chip in anyone if you have a view on this...
> 
> On the licensing question in general, I hope that our paper 
> [1] coming up at LDOW2008 is informative.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Tom.
> 
> [1] http://www.geonames.org/about.html
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Marc Wick [mailto:marc@geonames.org]
> > Sent: 09 April 2008 14:15
> > To: Tom Heath
> > Cc: public-lod@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: LOD Cloud Diagram Licensing Added to Wiki
> > 
> > Hi All
> > 
> > In general I would prefer to not use 'share alike'.  My 
> understanding 
> > of the linking open data project is to be as open and free 
> as possible 
> > and share-alike is a serious restriction that will prevent 
> many users 
> > from being able to use the data and work with it. For a diagram it 
> > doesn't matter whether share-alike or not, but users might still be 
> > confused and not take the project seriously. Maybe Richard would be 
> > kind enough to relicense the diagram without the sa restriction?
> > 
> > Cheers
> > 
> > Marc
> > 
> > Tom Heath wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > Further to the discussion last year [1] I went ahead and added a 
> > > CC-BY-SA badge next to the cloud diagram on the ESW wiki [2] as 
> > > requested. This is also consistent with the license Richard
> > added at
> > > [3].
> > > 
> > > Hope that works for everybody,
> > > 
> > > Cheers,
> > > 
> > > Tom.
> > > 
> > > [1]
> > > 
> > 
> http://simile.mit.edu/mail/ReadMsg?listName=Linking%20Open%20Data&msgI
> > > d=
> > > 21945
> > > [2]
> > > 
> > 
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/SweoIG/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpe
> > > nD
> > > ata/
> > > [3] http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
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