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

From: Joshua Lieberman <jlieberman@tumblingwalls.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 08:00:24 -0500
Cc: Simon.Cox@csiro.au, rgarcia@fi.upm.es, public-sdw-wg@w3.org, vrodriguez@fi.upm.es
Message-Id: <4338AD0E-EB0E-428D-9CC5-3D4C9F64761A@tumblingwalls.com>
To: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Apparently that phrase has no legal significance. OGC could remove it but it probably isn't worth the time and expense to do so. 

--Josh

> On Mar 6, 2017, at 07:33, Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org> wrote:
> 
> 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
>> Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
>> Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos Universidad Politécnica
>> de Madrid Campus de Montegancedo, s/n - Boadilla del Monte - 28660
>> Madrid
>> Phone: +34 91 336 65 96 - Fax: +34 91 352 48 19
> 
> 
> 
> 
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