[odc-discuss] ODbL statement in Linked Data?

Mike Linksvayer ml at creativecommons.org
Wed Jun 22 16:36:10 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> On 22 June 2011 11:37, Jo Walsh <jo.walsh at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We have agreement to license a set of historic place-name and location data
>> under ODbL - it is published as "linked data" e.g. RDF - are there
>> recommendations for how to state licensing for the contents of a URI in RDF?
> Mike's advice is really good. You could also use dc:rights here i.e.
> <subject> http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/rights <license-uri>

Please don't! Use http://purl.org/dc/terms/license

(DC Elements superseded by DC Terms, license appropriate refinement of rights)

I didn't want to go into details, but depending on context you might
want to use bare "license" (in [x]html ns if you're doing RDFa, also
works as microformat simultaneously) or dc:license or cc:license, all
equivalent, just use whatever convenient.

> As a license uri use:
> <http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0>

I'd be nice if that didn't redirect to
http://www.opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/ if it is the
intended canonical URI for the license. Not necessary, just a nit.



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