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Re: LOD Cloud Diagram Licensing Added to Wiki

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 19:53:55 +0100
Cc: "Marc Wick" <marc@geonames.org>, <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9FC5218B-531D-4640-B4AC-8DFCC971FC41@cyganiak.de>
To: "Tom Heath" <Tom.Heath@talis.com>

Tom,

On 9 Apr 2008, at 14:28, Tom Heath wrote:
> 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.

Yes, absolutely.

> 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.

Yes, absolutely.

> 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.

The fine print of the CC-BY-SA license makes this quite clear (I guess  
you only looked at what they charmingly call the “human-readable”  
version). A slide deck would be a “Collection”, not an “Adaption”.  
There is no restriction on how you license your collection, only the  
CC-BY-SA part must remain under that license.

Richard


> 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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