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Re: license for snydicating content about the semantic web

From: Benjamin Nowack <bnowack@appmosphere.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 14:02:48 +0200
To: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
Cc: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>, Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <PM-GA.20070403140248.B0B3.1.1D@>

Hi Leo,

I'm fine with a CC license. I don't have any license attached to
content published at rdfer.com, but could try to auto-add 
license information to locally maintained graphs/descriptions.


On 03.04.2007 13:39:23, Leo Sauermann wrote:
>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:
>DI Leo Sauermann       http://www.dfki.de/~sauermann 
>Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer 
>Kuenstliche Intelligenz DFKI GmbH
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>P.O. Box 2080           Fon:   +49 631 20575-116
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>Germany                 Mail:  leo.sauermann@dfki.de
>Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c.mult. Wolfgang Wahlster (Vorsitzender)
>Dr. Walter Olthoff
>Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats:
>Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans A. Aukes
>Amtsgericht Kaiserslautern, HRB 2313
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