[Crm-sig] CIDOC CRM License proposal: "Creative Commons : Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported"

Marco Neumann marco.neumann at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 23:03:42 EET 2008


Thank You Prodomos for your quick response. Do you know how the
CC_BY_SA relates to derivative works? And how does the LGPL compare
here?

Marco


On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Prodromos Tsiavos <p.tsiavos at lse.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear Marco,
>
> This will depend on the range of uses you envisage for the CIDOC CRM OWL and
> RDF files.
>
> If you wish them to be freely copied and transformed, then the
> CC_Attribution_ShareAlike element is perfect. Mind you that people will be
> able to use them commercially and make commercial adaptations as well. If
> you don't wish commercial applications, you will need to add the
> NonCommercial (NC) element.
>
> In the case you want to allow adaptations (which I would intuitively suggest
> you should), my suggestion is NOT to include the NC element, as it would
> limit the interoperability of the documents with other OWLs or RDFs licensed
> under the GFDL licence (GFDL is only compatible with CC_BY_SA v.3.0. Btw,
> this compatibility has only been achieved earlier this week and has been a
> major breakthrough for open/ copyleft licensing).
>
> Also, all CC licences have the requirement of attribution. To facilitate
> compliance, it would be nice if you could provide some guidance to potential
> users of the files (e.g. if you wish some sort of reference to CIDOC or the
> specific authors of the OWL and RDFs you will need to include them in the
> pdf file or the web-page where they are to be downloaded from).
>
> Finally, please ensure (a) you do not impose any copy restrictions on the
> relevant pdf documents and (b) that you use the CC_BY_SA v. 3.0 and NOT the
> 2.0 where the link is from. Version 3.0 of the licences takes better care of
> the attribution provisions, contains non-endorsement clauses, takes care of
> neighbouring rights and is compatible with the GFDL licences. The URL for
> v.3.0 CC_BY_SA is:
> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
>
> Well, that's my two cents :)
>
> Hope you finally release it under one of the CC licences.
>
> With best wishes,
> Prodromos
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marco Neumann" <marco.neumann at gmail.com>
> To: "crm-sig" <crm-sig at ics.forth.gr>; <p.tsiavos at lse.ac.uk>
> Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 6:18 PM
> Subject: CIDOC CRM License proposal: "Creative Commons : Attribution-Share
> Alike 3.0 Unported"
>
>
>> Dear CIDOC CRM SIG members and associated groups,
>>
>> As discussed today in the CIDOC CRM SIG session we consider the
>> possibility of adopting the  "Creative Commons : Attribution-Share
>> Alike 3.0 Unported" license for publishing the CIDOC CRM OWL and RDFS
>> files on the web.
>>
>> http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
>>
>> Is this a good license choice to protect the intellectual property of
>> the CIDOC CRM SIG and at the same time stimulate the adoption in the
>> community and on the Web?
>>
>> Best,
>> Marco
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Marco Neumann
>> KONA
>> New York, NY 10010
>
>
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