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Re: Creative Commons RDF

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 10:50:27 +0100
Message-ID: <45CAF263.9070609@w3.org>
To: "Paul Walsh, Segala" <paulwalsh@segala.com>
Cc: 'Kjetil Kjernsmo' <kjetilk@opera.com>, public-sweo-ig@w3.org

Paul Walsh, Segala wrote:
> How about the more simple implementation. You conduct a search using Google
> or Yahoo and from the results you can see if each site has a creative
> commons licence or not. So, if I want to only see sites that have a specific
> licence, I can filter the search results based on that criterion. 
> For me, users should be able to tick some boxes to chose the licence and for
> the app in the background to do all the running around. Users (even
> developers) shouldn't have to know anything about RDF or RDFa.

Something like that is the ultimate goal of CC. That is also the reason
that CC is one of the biggest proponent of RDFa, and that CC's Ben Adida
is chairing that particular task force!


> Does that make any difference, or am I still barking up the wrong tree with
> this?
> Cheers
> Paul
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org]
> On Behalf Of Kjetil Kjernsmo
> Sent: 07 February 2007 15:49
> To: Paul Walsh, Segala
> Cc: public-sweo-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Creative Commons RDF
> On Wednesday 07 February 2007 16:29, Paul Walsh, Segala wrote:
>>Doh. Ok so mass adoption hasn't happened. Not because I didn't know
>>about it, but because some of my colleagues didn't know about it
>>either. Why do you think that is?
> Well, it was created by Aaron Swartz, who earlier told this list that 
> "I'm not sure what SWEO is, but my feeling is and pretty much always
> has been that the Semantic Web people need to start putting together
> Genuinely Useful stuff that can be done Right Now. That's what I tried
> to push with MusicBrainz and Creative Commons but now SW has such a
> bad rap that I wonder if it's too late."
> If we had something that really used the data, it might help. 
> Also note that Ben Adida, who is leading RDFa, is representing Creative 
> Commons.
>>Is there a use case to create a Content Label for it still in your
>>opinion? Remember, that Content Labels are likely to replace PICS if
>>we manage to get the Charter signed off. Furthermore, Content Labels
>>could be sold as a new implementation that will work better...
> Hmmmm, perhaps. Actually, I think the schema, at 
> http://web.resource.org/cc/schema.rdf
> makes sense, so I don't quite see the need for remodelling it as a 
> content label. Though the URL grouping we come up with might be an 
> improvement. 
> I think it is just applications and applications that are needed. For 
> example, I'd like to show people in my blog pictures of several kinds 
> of feline animals. So it needs to be CCed and since people tend to tag 
> things "lion" or "cat", the CC license, combined with inference that 
> both lions and cats are felines would return adequate results.
> Cheers,
> Kjetil


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