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Re: AW: AW: Distributed querying on the semantic web

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 12:03:47 +0100
Message-ID: <40865513.3010308@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: leo@gnowsis.com, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>>f.e. you must not use w3.org uris for your schemas if you are no w3
>>developer. 
> 
> 
> Must not?  Why not?  Yes, there can be negative consequences, which in some
> cases make it infeasible to do this, but I don't know of an actual
> Web-based prohibition against this.
as a supporting example: I am the proud owner of a copy of the java code 
for W3C's model API developed for M&S.
AFAIK this is no longer supported by the W3C.
Being Java the package names use the w3.org domain name.

If I find a bug, I can fix it in my copy, and reship. In this way I have 
modified resources that do not belong to me - but I think some people might 
think I am doing the world a service.

(Of course, as a Jena developer, I believe I would be doing the world a 
bigger service by suggesting migrating to Jena!)

I suspect legally I should check the terms and conditions of the download 
before doing such a bugfix.

Jeremy
Received on Wednesday, 21 April 2004 07:06:42 GMT

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