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Re: Schema.org considered helpful

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 16:06:35 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTikaYR329uUU74f8F+nVYvp4d6Fy1A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Renato Iannella <ri@semanticidentity.com>
Cc: Patrick Logan <patrickdlogan@gmail.com>, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 2:14 AM, Renato Iannella <ri@semanticidentity.com>wrote:

>
> On 17 Jun 2011, at 07:27, Patrick Logan wrote:
> > My primary other concerns have to do with (1) patent encumbrance and (2)
> the schema.org "use-wrap" license
>
> <this-is-not-legal-advice>
>
> The HTML 5 WG follows W3C RF Patent Policy - you can see a list of
> Disclosures here [1] (all from Apple).
>
> The schema.org terms [2] does state that it uses a CC License (which
> forbids patents), and then goes on to say *if* there were any patents, then
> they would make them Royalty-Free.
>

CC licenses say nothing with regards to patents, AFAIK.
-Alan


>
> </this-is-not-legal-advice>
>
> Also, given that 3 of the biggest companies produced a one-page legal
> document - that is an achievement ;-)
>
> Cheers...
> Renato Iannella
> Semantic Identity
> http://semanticidentity.com
> Mobile: +61 4 1313 2206
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/40318/status
> [2] http://schema.org/docs/terms.html
>
>
>
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