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Re: XSL Stylesheet for Rendering OWL Ontologies in RDF/XML-ABBREV?

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@unibw.de>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 10:12:08 +0200
Message-ID: <48313658.4010204@unibw.de>
To: KANZAKI Masahide <mkanzaki@gmail.com>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org

Do you think you could expand your license from GPL to LPGL or Creative 
Commons 3.0?

I am no expert in OSS licensing, but I am pretty sure that some 
potential users will fear that linking their ontology to your 
GPL-licensed stylesheet may make the ontology become GPL, which in turn 
may make commercial users of the ontology fear that creating instance 
data that is linked to the ontology also becomes GPL.

Again, I am not an expert, and I am also sure that OSS terminology like 
"linking" and "derived works" are unclear when the software exchanged is 
an ontology and not typical programming code. 
But it would help a lot if users were on the safe side.

So I would be very happy if you could consider changing from GPL to LPGL 
or CC 3.0.


martin hepp
www:    http://www.heppnetz.de
skype:  mfhepp

KANZAKI Masahide wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> You might be interested in RDFS/OWL presentation stylesheet:
> http://www.kanzaki.com/ns/ns-schema.xsl
> The XSLT stylesheet itself is described (presented) using XSLT. It is
> licensed under GPL. You'll find some ontologies that are presented
> with this stylesheet at:
> http://www.kanzaki.com/ns/
> hope this would help you.
> cheers,
Received on Monday, 19 May 2008 09:22:29 UTC

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