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RE: License/Attribution for SSN/SOSA?

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 09:16:44 +0000
To: letters <letters@posteo.de>, "site-comments@w3.org" <site-comments@w3.org>
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The top of https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-ssn/ links to


which applies to the recommendation document.

The SSN/SOSA ontologies themselves

> The SSN ontology is available at http://www.w3.org/ns/ssn/.
> The SOSA ontology is available at http://www.w3.org/ns/sosa/. 

..are covered by the (perhaps more) liberal BSD-like W3C software license, as declared within their RDF representation:

  dcterms:license <http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2015/copyright-software-and-document> ;
  dcterms:license <http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/Software> ;

I believe you may in this case choose which of the two licenses you want to reuse the ontology files under.

See https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2015/copyright-software-and-document for details.

As stated above, for attribution a text like this would work:

> This software or document includes material copied from or derived from [title and URI of the W3C document]. Copyright  [YEAR] W3C (MIT, ERCIM, Keio, Beihang)." 

title would for you then be Semantic Sensor Network Ontology
and for URI use "This Version" aka https://www.w3.org/TR/2017/REC-vocab-ssn-20171019/

Stian Soiland-Reyes
The University of Manchester

From: letters [letters@posteo.de]
Sent: 19 May 2018 15:51
To: site-comments@w3.org
Subject: License/Attribution for SSN/SOSA?


I am interested in using SSN/SOSA to express my work with sensors in a
thesis, extending it a bit for my work where I need it. I believe that
this is encouraged, but I didn't find a license document specific to

Could somebody point me to the right license and attribution statements
and tell me if this is intended for SSN/SOSA?

Thank you very much!

SSN/SOSA: https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-ssn/#intro

Kind regards
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