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Re: Data Licensing

From: Clifford Snow <clifford@snowandsnow.us>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:31:44 -0600
Message-ID: <CADAoPLowOuhGHNsJkTw-hErRP11ueJFoR2hoK4nnmvQZWN7WsA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Cc: Richard Wallis <richard.wallis@dataliberate.com>, "schema.org Mailing List" <public-schemaorg@w3.org>
Dan,
You are correct, I'm interested in the content from the schema, not the
actual schema. It seems obvious, at least to me, that the website owners
want the data used and redistributed. But OSM takes a conservative approach
to licensing. I was looking for a statement that says something like
"...grants you the right to use and redistribute the data..." when the
schema is lacking a licence property.

Clifford

On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 2:47 AM, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com> wrote:

> Just to add: it sounded to me like Clifford is interested in actual
> content of sites and data sources that use schema.org.
>
> That complex topic goes beyond the scope of our project. Schema.org markup
> in email messages, or in public Web pages, for example are quite different.
> Robots.txt is important for the latter...
>
> Dan
>
> On 26 Oct 2017 06:20, "Richard Wallis" <richard.wallis@dataliberate.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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
>> available
>> <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
>> <https://schema.org/docs/feedback.html>.
>>
>>
>> ~Richard
>>
>>
>>
>> Richard Wallis
>> Founder, Data Liberate
>> http://dataliberate.com
>> 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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