[Crm-sig] [Fwd: Fwd: [sc-announce] "Ontology sharing and copyright considerations" - Science Commons blog]

martin martin at ics.forth.gr
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Subject: 	Fwd: [sc-announce] "Ontology sharing and copyright
considerations" - Science Commons blog
Date: 	Tue, 3 Nov 2009 20:25:12 +0000
From: 	Prodromos Tsiavos <p.tsiavos at lse.ac.uk>
To: 	Martin Doerr <martin at ics.forth.gr>
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> *From: *Kaitlin Thaney <kaitlin at creativecommons.org 
> <mailto:kaitlin at creativecommons.org>>
> *Date: *3 November 2009 18:37:05 GMT
> *To: *sc-announce at lists.ibiblio.org <mailto:sc-announce at lists.ibiblio.org>
> *Subject: **[sc-announce] "Ontology sharing and copyright 
> considerations" - Science Commons blog*
>
>
>     Ontology sharing and copyright considerations
>
> November 3rd, 2009 
> <http://sciencecommons.org/weblog/archives/2009/11/03/ontology-sharing-and-copyright-considerations/> 
> by Kaitlin Thaney
>
> Important (and exciting) news in the world of shared vocabularies at 
> Science Commons, a key component of our technical work to make 
> knowledge sharing more efficient.
>
> As of last week, OWL 2 <http://www.w3.org/TR/owl2-overview/> – a 
> standard web ontology language – was formally recommended by the World 
> Wide Web Consortium <http://www.w3.org/> (W3C) as part of their 
> Semantic Web activity. Science Commons’ <http://sciencecommons.org/> 
> Alan Ruttenberg <http://sciencecommons.org/about/whoweare/ruttenberg/> 
> has been diligently working with the OWL working group 
> <http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/OWL_Working_Group> specifying OWL 2 
> at the W3C to push this recommendation through. (Ruttenberg is the 
> co-chair with Ian Horrocks at Oxford.) The W3C says that the 
> transition to OWL 2 is a reflection of user experience with OWL, and 
> the need to enable seamless integration and scalability.
>
> From the W3C’s announcement <http://www.w3.org/2009/10/owl2-pr>:
>
> “[OWL 2] allows people to capture their knowledge about a particular 
> domain (say, energy or medicine) and then use tools to manage 
> information, search through it, and learn more from it. Furthermore, 
> as an open standard based on Web technology, it lowers the cost of 
> merging knowledge from multiple domains.”
>
> Also, building off of our existing work around the application of 
> copyright licenses to content 
> <http://sciencecommons.org/projects/publishing/>and data 
> <http://sciencecommons.org/projects/publishing/open-access-data-protocol/>, 
> there is now a resource available 
> <http://sciencecommons.org/resources/readingroom/ontology-copyright-licensing-considerations> 
> at sciencecommons.org <http://sciencecommons.org> that sheds light on 
> copyright considerations for ontologies. We have long been asked what 
> is the best means to license (or not) ontologies, a topic that’s not 
> always easy to discern in terms of applicable rights regimes.
>
> The resource explores when copyright may apply to an ontology as well 
> as a number of other concerns regarding protection and the means to 
> achieve that.
>
> You can find this resource – “Ontology Copyright Licensing 
> Considerations” 
> <http://sciencecommons.org/resources/readingroom/ontology-copyright-licensing-considerations> 
> – in our Reading Room <http://sciencecommons.org/resources/readingroom/>.
>
> ---
>
> http://sciencecommons.org/weblog/archives/2009/11/03/ontology-sharing-and-copyright-considerations/
>
>
> --------------------------------------
> Kaitlin Thaney
> Program Manager
> Science Commons, a project of Creative Commons
> http://sciencecommons.org
> http://creativecommons.org
> kaitlin at creativecommons.org <mailto:kaitlin at creativecommons.org>
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