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Re: LOD Data Sets, Licensing, and AWS

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:37:44 +0100
Message-ID: <f323a4470906240937o63218eacxafb332b3b10096dd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Hi,

2009/6/24 Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>:
> To save time etc..
>
> What is the URI of a license that effectively enables data publishers to
> express and enforce how they are attributed? Whatever that is I am happy
> with. Whatever that is will be vital to attracting curators of high quality
> data to the LOD fold.
>
> If you have a an example URI even better.

You can chose from several at http://www.opendatacommons.org/

> Take a look at Freebase, and how they are effectively doing what I espouse.
> Google uses Freebase URIs, and they attribute by URI.

I have. I've read the licensing, terms and policies of a number of
different websites.

> I see Freebase using CC-BY-SA to effectively propagate their URIs. I also
> see all consumers of Freebase URIs honoring the terms without any issues.

Really? I'm not trying to be unfair, but where on:

http://lod.openlinksw.com/

Or

http://lod.openlinksw.com/describe/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffreebase.com%2Fguid%2F9202a8c04000641f80000000083d84dd

Are the attributions required in:

http://www.freebase.com/signin/licensing

A link to the topic page isn't enough based on the terms that Freebase
currently publish. I'm not saying I agree with them, as clearly they
don't scale well in the large. They've also not defined an attribution
policy for data linking. And if they don't care enough about the
attribution to follow-up, then why not publish it under a
non-attribution license in the first place?

Cheers,

L.

-- 
Leigh Dodds
Programme Manager, Talis Platform
Talis
leigh.dodds@talis.com
http://www.talis.com
Received on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 16:38:20 UTC

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