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Re: The Vocabulary, Schema.org governance, etc.

From: Peter Mika <pmika@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:25:58 +0000
To: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>, Guha <guha@google.com>, W3C Vocabularies <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D045C15A.65A08%pmika@yahoo-inc.com>
Personally, I'm based in Europe so I'm afraid wouldn't be able to make it,
but maybe those of us in the Bay Area can be there. That said, my hope is
that folks can build on schema.org without any of us being personally
present, since there are potentially so many applications.

Unless they are private, feel free to use this mailing list to share any
remaining concerns!


On 9/22/14, 11:59 AM, "☮ elf Pavlik ☮" <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>

>On 09/22/2014 11:15 AM, Peter Mika wrote:
>> Hi Renato, All,
>> Just like Guha, I want to start out by saying how much we appreciate
>> everyone's input and your concern for the growth of the
>> Linked/Data/Semantic Web.
>> The same passion for the Web drove us to start schema.org, and from the
>> beginning we realized that yes, if we create any original text as part
>> of the schema, even if it's just a couple of words, we would own the
>> copyright to it. Exactly for this reason, we are going to great length
>> trying to 'disown' schema.org <http://schema.org/> so that publishers
>> (and really anyone else) can feel completely safe to use it and build on
>> it. The two ways of disowning that we could come up with and implemented
>> so far:
>> #1 A Creative Commons copyright license
>> #2 Our commitment to the W3C Patent Policy
>> The last schema.org TOS update was in fact adding #2.
>> We really hope this is sufficient for everyone to freely use and build
>> upon schema.org. However, we welcome your input on what other steps we
>> could take!
>Hi Peter,
>We currently discuss using schema.org for our work in W3 Social Web WG

>Face to face meeting during TPAC will most likely also include relevant
>conversation. Some of WG members voiced various concerns about building
>on top of schema.org, especially that no one representing any of
>schema.org sponsor organizations participates in Social Web WG process.
>I would find it super helpful if at least one of the W3C members who
>co-leads schema.org effort could joint that TPAC session.
>27&28 October 2014, Santa Clara http://www.w3.org/2014/11/TPAC/

>Thank you!
>☮ elf Pavlik ☮

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