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Re: Schema.org considered helpful

From: Renato Iannella <ri@semanticidentity.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:14:21 +1000
Cc: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E77370B6-A1D7-4625-98C2-47CFC514AC7E@semanticidentity.com>
To: Patrick Logan <patrickdlogan@gmail.com>

On 17 Jun 2011, at 07:27, Patrick Logan wrote:
> My primary other concerns have to do with (1) patent encumbrance and (2) the schema.org "use-wrap" license

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The HTML 5 WG follows W3C RF Patent Policy - you can see a list of Disclosures here [1] (all from Apple).

The schema.org terms [2] does state that it uses a CC License (which forbids patents), and then goes on to say *if* there were any patents, then they would make them Royalty-Free.

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Also, given that 3 of the biggest companies produced a one-page legal document - that is an achievement ;-)

Cheers...
Renato Iannella
Semantic Identity
http://semanticidentity.com
Mobile: +61 4 1313 2206

[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/40318/status
[2] http://schema.org/docs/terms.html
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