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RE: Comments on how to represent licenses in ontologies (and on the licenses themselves)

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 13:33:28 +0100
To: <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>, <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>, <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>, <vrodriguez@fi.upm.es>
Message-ID: <005d01d29675$dc35d060$94a17120$@w3.org>
I checked internally (for related ACTION-273). I confirm that it is fine to add a license statement to ontology files and that the right W3C license to use is the W3C Software License:
https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2015/copyright-software-and-document

Also, the recommendation is not to mix that license with another similar license, such as the OGC one, to avoid confusing people.

Francois.


> From: Simon.Cox@csiro.au [mailto:Simon.Cox@csiro.au]
> Sent: Monday, March 6, 2017 12:11 PM
> 
> OGC have had lawyers involved in drafting the license, but I tend to agree
> that All Rights Reserved does not immediately appear consistent with the
> other provisions. I've flicked this on to OGC to see if there is an explanation.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raúl García Castro [mailto:rgarcia@fi.upm.es]
> Sent: Monday, 6 March, 2017 19:19
> To: public-sdw-wg@w3.org; Víctor Rodríguez Doncel
> <vrodriguez@fi.upm.es>
> Subject: Comments on how to represent licenses in ontologies (and on the
> licenses themselves)
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I just finished ACTION-274 and updated the wiki with the comments from my
> colleague Víctor Rodríguez Doncel on the representation of licenses in the
> ontologies and on the analysis of both licenses.
> 
> https://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/wiki/Ontology_rights_and_licence#Comm
> ents_from_V.C3.ADctor_Rodr.C3.ADguez_Doncel
> 
> In short:
> * Using cc:license or dct:license is a common practice and suffices.
> * Both licenses are essentially the same (but the OGC one contains a
> contradiction).
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> --
> 
> Dr. Raúl García Castro
> http://www.garcia-castro.com/
> 
> Ontology Engineering Group
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