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Re: Proposed changes to Semantic Web logo policies

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 08:02:58 -0500
To: "\"~:''" ありがとうございました。" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <1193230978.17188.153.camel@localhost>
On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 13:40 +0100, "~:'' ありがとうございました。"
wrote:
> Ian,
> 
> seems like a huge leap of faith, thanks...
> it would be helpful to me and perhaps others to see how this all  
> works, ie with embedded cc rdf etc.

Just a note: I'm not yet sure whether to use the W3C licenses (I'm
familiar with those) or the Creative Commons licenses.

 _ Ian

> 
> kind regards
> 
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet
> 
> 
> 
> On 22 Oct 2007, at 21:26, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Every time I work on logos, I learn something new! The main
> lesson so far from the Semantic Web logos: Get more feedback on usage
> policy before deploying. Thank you all for your comments. Most of them
> related to the usage policy, so you will find a proposal for a new one
> below.
> 
> Please send your comments to semantic-web@w3.org on the proposed
> policy by 29 October 2007.
> 
> Here is a summary of what I read in your comments:
> 
>   1) In general, a desire to use:
> 
>      a) the cube on its own or with "Semantic Web" and not the
>         W3C logo.
>      b) the cube with other visual imagery (than the W3C logo).
> 
>   2) On the Web, more flexibility in the use of links. In particular,
>      for the technology badges, the ability to link to:
> 
>      a) The home page of the relevant technology
>      b) Data or other applications of the technology
> 
> I hope the following proposal helps get us there.
> 
> --------
> Proposal
> --------
> 
> Note: In what follows, the phrase "cube and cube+'Semantic Web'"
> refers to two logos that we would make available: one is the cube
> alone, the other the cube followed by the string "Semantic Web".
> Neither uses the W3C logo.
> 
>   1) The logos with the "W3C logo" in them can be distributed
>      freely and used without permission but not modified. This
>      corresponds to the W3C Document license, or, I believe,
>      this Creative Commons license:
>         http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/
> 
>   2) The cube and cube+'Semantic Web' can be distributed
>      freely. They can be used for derivative works (including used
>      with other imagery and modifications to the cube colors)
>      without permission as long as:
> 
>         - The cube shape is not changed.
>         - There is attribution of W3C (following some
>           guidelines that we still need to draft).
> 
>      This Creative Commons license seems close:
>      http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
> 
>      Any other usage would require W3C permission.
> 
>   3) People need to contact W3C before making any commercial use
>      of any of these logos. W3C may start doing more to
>      support itself by selling mugs, etc. I'd like to keep
>      that possibility open.
> 
>   4) On the Web:
> 
>      a) The cube and cube+'Semantic Web' can link anywhere.
>      b) The technology badges can link anywhere, but W3C
>         recommends some URIs (e.g., for SPARQL,
>         the URI of the home page for that technology).
>      c) The Semantic Web logos with "W3C" in them must
>         link to the W3C site (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/).
> 
> If there is support for this proposal, I will update [1]
> accordingly, adding details such as the recommended URIs.
> I'll also add links to the "cube and cube+'Semantic Web"
> logos in various formats.
> 
> If you do not support the proposal, please suggest
> alternatives.
> 
> Thanks to Susie and Benji for helping to explain the relation of
> the cube to the RDF triple image; per Susie's email [2] I have
> added a FAQ question.
> 
> Thanks again to everyone for providing feedback,
> 
>   - Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications
> 
> P.S. This creative use of the logo was brought to my attention:
>   http://gridinoc.name/b.noise/2007/10/semantic-web-logo.html
> 
> I think the new policy enables this sort of creativity.
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2007/10/sw-logos
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2007Oct/0164
> 
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Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
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