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Re: Design issues 5-star data section tidy up

From: Egon Willighagen <egon.willighagen@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:54:51 +0100
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To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Bill Roberts <bill@swirrl.com>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 10:03 PM, Martin Hepp
<martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:
>> ★     Available on the web (whatever format), but with an open licence
> I fear that the "open" requirement as the entrance gate for the star schema means that e-commerce data will be excluded.
> Most providers of e-commerce data (offers, model data, images,...) will
> - want to put some constraints on the usage of their data or
> - cannot release the data under an open license because they are bound by their licensing conditions to the actual creator of the page.

Is that bad? For Linked Data to be useful, you need to be able to mix
and share. You need to be able to fix and redistribute. The 'open'
nature for LOD is for me the difference between LOD and LD... let this
closed e-commerce data be happy in the LD world, not?

Dear Tim,

may I request some clarification on what kind of 'Open' you are
referring to in the first star? Is this the Open Knowledge Foundation
kind of Open, which excludes the Non-Commercial clause (as on CKAN)?
Or is that allowed, and to only modification and redistribution matter
to you? Or perhaps you do have a completely different view on these


Dr E.L. Willighagen
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institutet för miljömedicin
Karolinska Institutet
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