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Re: Semantic Web Usability BOF in Busan

From: <editor@content-wire.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 20:34:44 +0700
Message-ID: <013801c82b7a$2d7361c0$b30a010a@waralak>
To: "Jacco van Ossenbruggen" <Jacco.van.Ossenbruggen@cwi.nl>
Cc: <public-semweb-ui@w3.org>

Hi Jacco
thanks for links

I gather that many people are retentive about their work/ideas and  do not 
enjoy contributing to public lists and wikis because they fear being 
predated, so I suppose an explicit  arrangement might encourage people to 
share more knowledge and avoid misunderstandings.

The wikipedia copyright notice looks a bit complicated (which means after 
reading it I am still not completely sure as to what I am giving away) but 
its' something - and most important, it defaults to copyright.  But I do 
have a problem with someone reselling my work without having to 
notify/compensate me - as stated in the GNU free documentation -

I would not want to contribute work to a wiki that others can resell  using 
the formula above. (free share is OK , commercial re-use is not OK for me)

So, I wonder if we could allow contributors to choose their preferred set of 
terms to which they contribute, which could be stamped in their signature or 
other file format

a) standard copyright (fair use and modifications  granted provided 
attribution and non commercial use)
b) GPL /copyleft (the term copyleft does not have legal status btw, afaik)
c) creative commons
d) their own preferred terms (ad hoc license)

Having the choice may work best for some of us - consider all these good 
researchers who have published their years long work automatically giving it 
away to anyone who wants to make money out of it by way of posting it  to a 
wiki - umph -

sorry to open up another can of worms - its worth thinking about this so 
that people know
what lies ahead of them


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jacco van Ossenbruggen" <Jacco.van.Ossenbruggen@cwi.nl>
To: <editor@content-wire.com>
Cc: "Sergio Fernández" <sergio.fernandez@fundacionctic.org>; "Hausenblas, 
Michael" <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>; <paola.dimaio@gmail.com>; "Lloyd 
Rutledge" <Lloyd.Rutledge@cwi.nl>; "Max Wilson" <mlw05r@ecs.soton.ac.uk>; 
"Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>; <emmanuelle@sidar.org>; "T.Heath" 
<T.Heath@open.ac.uk>; <public-semweb-ui@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 11:34 PM
Subject: Re: Semantic Web Usability BOF in Busan

> Paola,
>> (please let's clear up any possible IP issues: whoever posts on the 
>> list/wiki is still retaining copyright and ownership of their own 
>> ideas/contributions, I hope  - Avi, Max could you confirm this?)
> I don't think we have ever made the copyright issue explicit, but for I 
> everything  I've posted so far, I have done this _assuming_ that the same 
> copyright (that is, copyleft) rules would apply as those that apply to 
> Wikipedia content.
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights for details.
> Max, Lloyd, do we need to make this explicit by creating a standard footer 
> like in wikipedia?
> Jacco
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