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Re: "Foster a discussion about Open Data and rights"

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2011 07:58:34 -0700
Message-ID: <20110904075834.97913pk1ocrtiqze@kcoyle.net>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Tom, I like your edits. I must say that I do not know what "safer  
decisions" refers to. Safer than what? Especially since this is about  
the rights owners. I think what that opening sentence means is  
something like:

Rights owners must be informed about the impact rights restrictions on  
metadata use in order to make appropriate decisions for their own  


Quoting Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>:

> On closer reading, the following paragraph seemed overly complicated:
>     Rights owners who are better informed of the issues associated with open
>     data publishing will be able to make safer decisions. It makes sense for
>     consortia with common views on the potential advantages and disadvantages
>     of linked data to discuss rights and licensing issues and  
> identify areas of
>     agreement. A mixture of rights within linked data space will complicate
>     re-use of metadata, so there is an incentive to have rights  
> agreements on a
>     national or international scale. For the perspective of UK  
> higher education
>     libraries, see the [http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/rights-and-licensing Rights and
>     licensing] section of the [http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/ Open bibliographic data
>     guide].
> For example, does it really mean to say that if -- and only if -- consortia
> have common views on the "advantages and disadvantages" of Linked Data, they
> should seek to agree about rights and licensing issues?  This is how I
> understand the point [1]:
>     Rights owners who are well-informed about issues around publishing Open
>     Data will make safer decisions. A wide diversity of rights will only
>     complicate the re-use of Linked Data, so it makes sense to seek agreement
>     about rights and licensing at the level of library consortia or even
>     on a national or international scale. (For an example, see the
>     [http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/rights-and-licensing Rights and licensing] section
>     of the [http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/ Open Bibliographic Data Guide] for UK
>     higher-education libraries.)
> I'm still not exactly sure how the first sentence leads into the second
> ("safer" decisions? does this mean "more solid"?) but think it is  
> okay to leave
> as is...
> Note "Open Data" in uppercase, as in the Scope section; I have made this
> change elsewhere and have updated [2].
> Tom
> [1]  
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Draft_recommendations_page_take2&diff=6111&oldid=6106
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/ConversionStyle

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