[okfn-discuss] OA logo uses (was: Iconathon)

Daniel Mietchen daniel.mietchen at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 13 23:50:12 UTC 2011

Dear all,

I don't know how I could contribute to these Iconathon events, but I
would like to point out that having a public-domain-licensed
open-access logo would be nice to have. Example use case is at the
bottom of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2011-07-25/Recent_research
and discussed at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template_talk:Open_access .

The idea was to use the OA logo to highlight whether cited references
are OA, and that clicking on the OA logo would bring the reader to the
article on OA, but this is a violation of the CC-BY licensing terms
(even though the OA article itself shows the logo again and then links
to its description page with appropriate sourcing).

On a related note, we currently do not see a way to pull the
information "article is OA" (by any definition) from anywhere in an
automated fashion, but automation is highly desirable to make this
kind of flagging OA sources more popular.

Suggestions on how to solve these problems would be most welcome,



On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
> I love this!
> http://iconathon.org/
> For ages I've really wanted to do an Otto Neurath / Isotype Institute
> [1] inspired competition - but this is even better.
> Anyone want to put one on? E.g. Berlin or London?
> [1] http://www.fulltable.com/iso/
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