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Open Data Rights Statements

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh@ldodds.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:23:23 +0100
Message-ID: <CAC_nr_q342nxYd_0UX7qxnqQHTNdGq+tJjm2+Yg_FNtjP+TPsQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
Hi,

At the UK Open Data Institute we've been working on some guidance and
a new vocabulary to help support the publication of machine-readable
rights statements for open data. The vocabulary builds on existing
work in this area (e.g. Dublin Core and Creative Commons) but
addresses a few issues that we felt were underspecified.

The vocabulary is intended to work in a wide variety of contexts, from
simple JSON documents and data packaging formats through to Linked
Data and Web APIs.

The work is now at a stage where we're keen to get wider feedback from
the community.

You can read a background on the work in this introductory blog post
on the UK ODI blog:

http://theodi.org/blog/machine-readable-rights-statements

The draft schema can be found here:

http://schema.theodi.org/odrs/

And there are publisher and re-user guides to accompany it:

https://github.com/theodi/open-data-licensing/blob/master/guides/publisher-guide.md
https://github.com/theodi/open-data-licensing/blob/master/guides/reusers-guide.md

We would love to hear your feedback on the work. If you do have issues
or comments, then can I ask that you submit them as an issue to our
github project:

https://github.com/theodi/open-data-licensing/issues

Thanks,

L.

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Leigh Dodds
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Open Data, Linked Data Geek
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