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Re: Concurrent namespaces for Creative Commons ontology

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 14:56:55 +0100
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To: Søren Roug <Soren.Roug@eea.europa.eu>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, "me@aaronsw.com" <me@aaronsw.com>, "nathan@yergler.net" <nathan@yergler.net>, Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>
Interesting ... it figures that the authoritative namespace for cc has been
indeed http://creativecommons.org/ns#, for at least two years and certainly
more.
But since there is no mention of the new namespace whatsoever at
http://web.resource.org/cc/ <http://web.resource.org/cc/license>, people can
keep using it without being aware of any change. I would be curious to have
people behind Music Ontology for example explaining why they keep using the
old namespace.

Bernard

2010/12/21 Søren Roug <Soren.Roug@eea.europa.eu>

>  According to footnote 8 of
> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/images/d/d6/Ccrel-1.0.pdf :
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> 8 ... CC initially used the http://web.resource.org/cc/ namespace,
> migrating to http://creativecommons.org/ns# for superior human interaction
> with the vocabulary when it became apparent RDFa would facilitate this. In
> 2004 the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative approved a "license" refinement of
> its "rights" term (see
> http://dublincore.org/usage/decisions/2004/2004-01.Rights-terms.shtml).
> Had http:
>
> //purl.org/dc/terms/license existed in 2002, CC would not have defined
> http://web.resource.org/cc/license.
>
> Thanks to the extensibility properties of RDF,
> http://creativecommons.org/ns#license describes its relationship
>
> to each of these other properties.
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> *From:* public-lod-request@w3.org [mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] *On
> Behalf Of *Bernard Vatant
> *Sent:* 21 December 2010 10:26
> *To:* Linking Open Data
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> *Cc:* me@aaronsw.com; nathan@yergler.net
> *Subject:* Concurrent namespaces for Creative Commons ontology
>
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>
> Hi folks
>
>
> It seems that there are two concurrent publications and namespaces for the
> Creative Commons Rights Expression Language.
>
> http://creativecommons.org/schema.rdf uses http://creativecommons.org/ns#<http://creativecommons.org/ns>
> http://web.resource.org/cc/schema.rdf uses http://web.resource.org/cc/
>
> The first one looks at first sight more reliable since it is maintained by
> Creative Commons folks themselves
> It is apparently the namespace underlying CC tag on CKAN packages
> http://ckan.net/tag/format-cc
> Datasets under this tag indeed use it, such as Eurostat or Geospecies
> (and BTW it would be great if CKAN tags pages could explicit the vocabulary
> namespace underlying the tag, if any)
>
> OTOH I found the second one to be used by a bunch of more or less famous
> ontologies such as:
>
> BIO http://purl.org/vocab/bio/0.1
> Music Ontology http://purl.org/ontology/mo/
> FRBR http://purl.org/vocab/frbr/core
> Review Ontology http://purl.org/stuff/rev
> Talis Address Schema http://schemas.talis.com/2005/address/schema
> VANN http://purl.org/vocab/vann
>
> So I wonder ... I cc people behind both vocabularies, maybe they can do
> something about it?
>
> Best
>
> Bernard
>
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