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Re: [dxwg] Allow license property to link to other than LicenseDocument

From: Leigh Dodds via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:30:15 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-382735860-1524144614-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
The proposal from @makxdekkers is consistent with the approach I took with the ODRS vocabulary. I'd like to second the point that @makxdekkers made earlier in the thread too: there is existing widely used practice to use dct:license to refer to licences, from CC and others. This group shouldn't make that incorrect.

What also shouldn't get overlooked is the benefits of consistent use of well-known URIs for licences, e.g. the CC suite, in making it easier for both human and machine consumers to easily identify licences. Encouraging convergence on use of standard licences is a much better outcome for data ecosystems, than use of bespoke terms. 

As ODRL provides terms for those, it makes sense to suggest their use in scenarios where publishers cannot or will not use standard licences.  

As @andrea-perego highlighted the ODRS vocabulary was created to allow for machine-readable provision of additional metadata, like attribution text, which is important for consumers to be able to readily access. We have built in support for this in Open Data Certificates certificates.theodi.org.



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