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Licensing advice

From: Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:20:43 +0100
Message-ID: <51DFF49B.8050902@ontotext.com>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>

I'd like to publicly release R2RML mappings for the MusicBrainz dataset. 
DBpedia has shown interest in including the subset that can be used to 
create a linkset.

Any idea what (kind of) licence could/should apply? (To be clear, to the 
mappings, as opposed to the dataset)

I'd also like to attach, since R2RML is RDF, a licence and attribution 
on a per rr:TriplesMap basis. (The mappings are hosted on github and 
contributions will be accepted as I'm never going to get through all of 
the MB Advanced Relationships, a moving target, myself and I'm being a 

The question's also been raised on whether a given licence can in turn 
impose conditions on the triples that are created using it (as 
derivative works)? Does that sound feasible?

Any input appreciated.

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