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Re: The Vocabulary, Schema.org governance, etc.

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:59:13 +0200
Message-ID: <541FF2F1.1030907@wwelves.org>
To: Peter Mika <pmika@yahoo-inc.com>, Guha <guha@google.com>, W3C Vocabularies <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On 09/22/2014 11:15 AM, Peter Mika wrote:
> Hi Renato, All,
> 
> Just like Guha, I want to start out by saying how much we appreciate
> everyone's input and your concern for the growth of the
> Linked/Data/Semantic Web.
> 
> The same passion for the Web drove us to start schema.org, and from the
> beginning we realized that yes, if we create any original text as part
> of the schema, even if it's just a couple of words, we would own the
> copyright to it. Exactly for this reason, we are going to great length
> trying to 'disown' schema.org <http://schema.org/> so that publishers
> (and really anyone else) can feel completely safe to use it and build on
> it. The two ways of disowning that we could come up with and implemented
> so far:
> 
> #1 A Creative Commons copyright license
> #2 Our commitment to the W3C Patent Policy
> 
> The last schema.org TOS update was in fact adding #2. 
> 
> We really hope this is sufficient for everyone to freely use and build
> upon schema.org. However, we welcome your input on what other steps we
> could take!
Hi Peter,

We currently discuss using schema.org for our work in W3 Social Web WG
http://www.w3.org/2013/socialweb/social-wg-charter.html

Face to face meeting during TPAC will most likely also include relevant
conversation. Some of WG members voiced various concerns about building
on top of schema.org, especially that no one representing any of
schema.org sponsor organizations participates in Social Web WG process.

I would find it super helpful if at least one of the W3C members who
co-leads schema.org effort could joint that TPAC session.
27&28 October 2014, Santa Clara http://www.w3.org/2014/11/TPAC/

Thank you!
☮ elf Pavlik ☮
Received on Monday, 22 September 2014 10:01:32 UTC

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