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Re: Korean Translation of 'RDF Primer'

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 11:25:37 +0100
Message-ID: <41B03F21.5050402@w3.org>
To: Kyung Shim <shim@kisti.re.kr>
Cc: w3c-translators@w3.org, Kangchan Lee <chan@etri.re.kr>
Dear Kyung Shim,

thank you for your efford in this. I have some remarks, though

- in the meantime, the document you translated reached Recommendation status. You said you
translated the Proposed Recommendation version; would it be possible to update it to the
Recommendation? The differences should be minor, but it may be way better to have that
version for the public.

- I am not sure I understood your second remark. Do you mean to say that KISTI will
*charge* for the translation, ie, the translation will be sold and will not be publicly
available? This would be most unfortunate, as all our documents *and* all the translations
thereof are freely available on the web. Furthermore, the legal statements that you refer
to in your mail also refers to the W3C Document Licensing rules [1] which clearly states that

"Permission to copy, and distribute the contents of this document [...] in any medium for
any purpose and without fee or royalty is hereby granted"

I hope that this is only a misunderstanding. If so, I will need the URL of your
translation, so that I could add it to the official translation list (however, if your
plan is indeed to charge for the translation than, unfortunately, I cannot do that...)


Ivan Herman

[1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-documents-20021231

Kyung Shim wrote:
> Dear Sirs/Madams;
> About a year ago, I sent an email (refer to the below) about Korean translation.  At last we've finished the "W3C Proposed Recommendation 15 December 2003 http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/PR-rdf-primer-20031215/version.  We're going to publish it in paper and on web by the end of this year.
> Both formats will NOT be sold & distributed without charge.
> Kyung Shim
> === Below ===
> [Mail] Dated : Oct. 4, 2003
> Dear Sirs/Madams:
> I am writing this mail of reqeusting permision to translate on behalf of the Korea Society for Information Management.
> We are planning to translate the lastest version of RDF Primer in Korean.  
> This project is for Korean researchers and students in Korea who might be interested in RDF but with limited fluency in English.
> The publisher will be the Korea Society for Information Management (http://www.kosim.co.kr), which is a non-profit scholarly society. 
> We fully understand the requirements appeared on your web page (http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/IPR-FAQ-20000620#translate) and will comply with them.
> We'd like to proceed with our plan, if we are not advised otherwise.
> Thank you very much.
> Kyung Shim (Mr.)
> Researcher
> Information Resources Center
> KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information)
> DaeJon, Korea


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