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FW: [External] RE: UCUM licensing [was Re: Blank nodes must DIE! ]

From: Abhyankar, Swapna <sabhyank@regenstrief.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:48:37 +0000
To: "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A36F8600-3B5F-484D-B286-6280BD210B00@regenstrief.org>
Oops – sorry, didn’t include the group.

I am still at Regenstrief/LOINC and working on this with Regenstrief counsel.


From: "Abhyankar, Swapna" <sabhyank@regenstrief.org>
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:44 PM
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Subject: Re: [External] RE: UCUM licensing [was Re: Blank nodes must DIE! ]

That’s weird- I’m still here and got this message through the list!
We’re working with Regenstrief’s legal counsel to figure out how to proceed related to UCUM terms of use. I will take all of your concerns to him.
Swapna Abhyankar, MD
LOINC and Health Data Standards
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

On Sep 15, 2020, at 11:30 PM, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:
Uh-oh, my last email (below) to "Abhyankar, Swapna" <sabhyank@regenstrief.org> was unexpectedly returned as "User unknown", so I am wondering if Swapna suddenly left the company.  Does anyone have another contact at Regenstrief we could contact, to check?

David Booth

On 9/15/20 11:10 PM, David Booth wrote:

On 9/10/20 5:45 AM, Graham Klyne wrote:
The very fact that this discussion is happening suggests to me that clearer licensing terms, in particular being explicit about what is permitted to be done without permission, would probably promote wider re-use of this UCUM work.
Absolutely agree.   This is one of the reasons why it is so important to use STANDARD licenses, such as Creative Commons licenses, instead of custom licenses.   Custom licenses are a MAJOR impediment to use, no matter how permissive they try to be, BECAUSE of the effort required to evaluate them, and the uncertainty they create.  Simon's comment is a perfect example:
On 9/15/20 10:59 PM, Cox, Simon (L&W, Clayton) wrote:
> Wikidata . . . does not have the resources to evaluate
> the licenses for everything that they would like to use,
> so they use a simple criterion: CC0 OK, anything else,
> they will build their own ontology instead.
David Booth

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