[okfn-labs] Commons Technology Summit - Draft ideas
jonas at shuttleworthfoundation.org
Fri Jul 12 13:42:45 UTC 2013
I'm new to this list and for those of you who don't know me, I'm a Fellow
of the Shuttleworth Foundation working on technologies and metadata for
attribution and licensing information of digital works. I previously worked
for Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation Europe.
As you may know, Creative Commons has in the past organised a series of
technology summits but the last one was too many years ago and so myself
and a few others have started drafting some plans for a more general
Commons Technology Summit[*].
I'm including a list of the currently proposed topics for such a summit
(the tentative date of which is sometime towards the end of the year,
somewhere in Europe). You're all most welcome to contribute to the thinking
and express your interest in participating:
List of ideas:
* Automated tools to facilitate the reuse of openly licensed materials
Reuse scenarios as simple as embedding an image from an open-access
article into a blog post about the paper tend to be complex enough for
(re)users not to always manage providing all the metadata and provenance
information required by the licensing terms. What tools are there that
would allow to embed the image along with all this information? How can
reuse be scaled up?
* Attribution metadata
Attribution is relevant not only for artistic works, but for scientific
works, data, software,
and any kind of digital work. It's relevant to discuss, also in
relation to content registries
above, how such attribution can take place, and what metadata standards
are useful for
* Open standards for open data
In order to make open data useful on a larger scale, it's not helpful
or others relese data in different formats to one another! Could there
be some kind of
(un)official standardisation of open data formats?
The ccREL standard for expressing Creative Commons licenses was sent to
the W3C in
2008, and not much work has happened since. It's time to discuss the
ccREL and the continued activities related to ccREL or other standards
the licenses of open *, such as the possibility of using ODRL profiles.
Spend a few hours creating useful software products for the CC
* Metadata/content registries
There's a lot of interest in this from industry groups; we need to
enable content registries
to work with open standards and public APIs in a distributed manner.
[*] Name subject to change.
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