[okfn-discuss] Licenses and Waivers
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Sep 17 15:13:43 UTC 2010
On 16 September 2010 20:50, Keith Alexander <k.j.w.alexander at gmail.com> wrote:
> So if I can reprise:
> * Whether a dataset links to a waiver, a license, a public domain
> dedication, or a copyright statement, the relationship between the
> dataset and the legal document is the same: "here is a document
> describing what you are allowed to do with this dataset".
> * When describing datasets with RDF, it is simpler if everyone uses
> the same property for this relationship ("here is a document
> describing what you are allowed to do with this dataset").
> * Is there any good reason why dcterms:license should not be used to
> relate a dataset and a document describing what you are legally
> allowed to do with the dataset (whether that document is technically a
> Waiver, a License, a Contract, a Dedication, whatever) ?
No, I think using dcterms:license would be fine.
> (if so, presumably dcterms:rights would be OK?)
I think you can just use dcterms:license and that would be best.
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