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Re: Data Licensing

From: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@dataliberate.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:43:56 +0530
Message-ID: <CAD47Kz51aH1fRugCBbkhfexfpy2pmF4KsohnSmm5Re9s_MRLdQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Clifford Snow <clifford@snowandsnow.us>
Cc: "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
Hi Clifford,

I believe this FAQ <https://schema.org/docs/faq.html#18> should help:

Q: Under what terms can we re-use this documentation (and schemas,
examples, software)?

As noted in our terms of service <http://schema.org/docs/terms.html> document,
schema.org schemas are made available under the Creative Commons
Attribution-ShareAlike License (version 3.0)
<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>. These terms also apply to
the supporting documentation <http://schema.org/docs/documents.html> on
this site and on our blog <http://blog.schema.org/>, as well as to the
markup examples used in this site. The software used for our site is also
<https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/blob/master/SOFTWARE_README.md> for
opensource re-use under an Apache 2
<https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/blob/master/LICENSE> license. If
you have feedback on these terms please get in touch


Richard Wallis
Founder, Data Liberate
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardwallis
Twitter: @rjw

On 26 October 2017 at 04:45, Clifford Snow <clifford@snowandsnow.us> wrote:

> I've been looking over the schema.org website trying to find out how the
> data is licensed. It seems like it should be public domain or something
> similar.  There is a property "license" which is shown as being used by
> 1000 to 10,000 domains. Is there documentation that websites using the
> schema agree to a license?
> There is strong interest by some in the OpenStreetMap community that it
> would make sense to get schema data when adding a local business. Because
> OSM can not accept copyright material, we can not pull in data that
> violates our policies.
> Having the ability to pull in data would help us improve the quality and
> populate more OSM tags, such as addresses and opening hours.
> Thanks in advance,
> Clifford
> --
> @osm_seattle
> osm_seattle.snowandsnow.us
> OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
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