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Licence of specifications

From: Sebastian Hellmann <hellmann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2012 23:51:56 +0200
Message-ID: <4FAAE6FC.1060908@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
To: Robert Sanderson <azaroth42@gmail.com>
CC: public-openannotation@w3.org
Hi Robert, dear list,

cc-by-sa-nc is not considered "open" according to 
http://opendefinition.org due to the non commercial (nc) part. Do you 
have commercial interests with the specification? The licence seems to 
be very unlike the W3C, who claims to provide recommendations as 
Royality Free: 

Personally, I am always unsure what people intend with adding 
non-commercial to their licence. It implies that I would have  to pay 
something in case I am using any part in a commercial application. Is 
this the intention?

The NLP Interchange format will be CC-BY, which is the licence most 
appropriate for academic content in my opinion.

All the best,

Dipl. Inf. Sebastian Hellmann
Department of Computer Science, University of Leipzig
Projects: http://nlp2rdf.org , http://dbpedia.org
Homepage: http://bis.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/SebastianHellmann
Research Group: http://aksw.org
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