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license for snydicating content about the semantic web

From: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2007 13:39:23 +0200
Message-ID: <46123CEB.2030809@dfki.de>
To: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>, Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, jpan@csd.abdn.ac.uk, Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>, "Michael K. Bergman" <mike@mkbergman.com>, paul.shabajee@bristol.ac.uk, victor@schemaweb.info, Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>, Benjamin Nowack <bnowack@appmosphere.com>


I am writing you because you are involved in one of these websites, 
gathering information about the semantic web, and because of your 
personal experience in the field:


I am working in the SWEO interest group:
    "The Semantic Web Education and Outreach (SWEO) Interest Group has been
established to develop strategies and materials to increase awareness
among the Web community of the need and benefit for the Semantic Web,
and educate the Web community regarding related solutions and technologies."

Currently, we want to gather information about the semantic web from 
your websites, using RDF, and then publish a syndicated source 
containing metadata. We want to provide a quality data source about 
available projects, tools, books, people, conferences, etc. Because your 
website contains so much information already, we don't want to duplicate 
work but instead reuse your information. Others should be able to use 
the syndicated content to create websites about the semantic web.

To make it easier for you and for people using the gathered information, 
it would be good to have all content syndicated onder known licensing 
terms, perhaps under one common license. We want to agree on such 
licensing terms and then would ask you if you could publish your content 
under this license, perhaps only for this cause or for the public.

Under which usage license do you publish the content of your website?

If your content was to be syndicated by SWEO, what license would you like?
here are suggestions, add more if you want

* no explicit license. users have to find out by contacting me (most 
blogs work this way)

* creative commons - by attribution

* W3C software license (which is also adopted widely)

* a viral license: users of my data have to re-publish it with the same 
license VS users can change the license given some conditions

There is a trade-off: if you have a less restrictive license (such as 
cc-by-attribution) your content may be reused better, but it may drag 
away users from your own website.

I want to ask if I can forward your answers to a public mailinglist 
(public-sweo-ig@w3.org), if you don't want this, please say so explicitly.

kindest regards
Leo Sauermann

p.s. If you wonder how we came to your websites, we have collected them 
on this wiki page:

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