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Re: Contd LOD Data Sets, Licensing, and AWS

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 21:02:47 -0400
Message-ID: <4A42CCB7.8010700@openlinksw.com>
To: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>
CC: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Ian Davis wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Kingsley Idehen 
> <kidehen@openlinksw.com <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
>     I stand by my position, we are adhering to their terms.
>     What they seek is de-referencable via their URIs which remain in
>     scope at both the data presentation and representation layers.
>     I am sure Jamie and the folks at Freebase are party to this
>     conversation and would chime in should we be violating the terms
>     of their license etc..
> I think the onus is on the consumer to ensure they abide with the 
> supplier's wishes, not the other way round. It's really a matter or 
> respect and politeness to give people the credit they ask for.
Sadly, there lies the root of most problems re. present and prior 
economies past :-) We end up doing the wrong thing for a myriad of 
reasons and the net result is a completely broken value chain.

I believe you can define terms of data use and enforce them at minimum 
cost, courtesy of HTTP URIs.

We've done it with software (eons ago re. our data access drivers) and 
it will also work fine for Linked Data, and on this statement I am ready 
to stake anything :-)
>     re: specific ODC license. I think the ODBL license does what you want.
>     Or PDDL with specified community norms.
>     ODBL license URI please.
> http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/
I'll take a look.

> Ian



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