[ckan-discuss] Links for all CKAN-supported licenses?

William Waites william.waites at okfn.org
Fri Oct 15 16:56:05 BST 2010

On 10-10-07 07:06, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> On 6 Oct 2010, at 22:00, John Bywater wrote:
>> Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>>> Is there a list somewhere of links/URLs for all the different
>>> licenses supported in CKAN?
>>> A table that has the license_id field from the API, and the URL for
>>> the license document, would be ideal.
>> The group of licenses used by ckan.net is detailed here:
>> http://ckan.net/api/rest/licenses

Richard et al. I've started working out URLs for the
licenses, minted URIs as http://purl.org/okfn/licenses/<license_id>
Doesn't dereference to anything yet but will shortly.
Some of these will have owl:sameAs pointing elsewhere
where there is an RDF representation. Planning to do
some modelling of precisely what the licenses mean
using the CC vocabulary (ideally this means that we
can write rules to derive open/non-open and

One thing I'm not entirely sure how to handle is
attribution. What we are calling licenses are really
license *templates* the actual license for some data
or software comes when we fill in the blanks. So each
instance of a use of a license is in some sense new...
Following this thread might get too elaborate quickly

William Waites           <william.waites at okfn.org>
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