[open-linguistics] Inclusion of 'non-open' resources in the LLOD cloud diagram

Víctor Rodríguez Doncel vrodriguez at fi.upm.es
Mon Sep 7 14:47:57 UTC 2015

Dear John,

Thanks for posting this relevant question.

As a collection I would love to see it as inclusive as possible.
Please do remind that the O in LLOD can also be interpreted as "Open 
Standards" rather than "Open Data". Which is the rationale behind 
excluding valuable Linked Data resources?
Also, having non-free resources empowers the value of free-resources 
---the more resources in the cloud the higher the value of each of them 
separatedly. A partially commercial LLOD matches the web in general 
--which is also partially commercial.

Best regards,

El 07/09/2015 a las 16:36, John P. McCrae escribió:
> Dear OWLG group,
> During the last telco there was some discussion about 'non-open' 
> resources in the LLOD cloud and I wanted to raise the main issues on 
> the mailing list for discussion.
> For reference, please see the cloud here and view it 'by licence': 
> http://linguistic-lod.org/llod-cloud
> 1. Up until now we have allowed a small number of 'closed' resources 
> into the LLOD cloud diagram although they do not have an open license. 
> Currently, there are four resources that are included with a closed 
> license, and as they are not referred to by other datasets I propose 
> we remove them.
> 2. There are a number of resources with restrictive licenses like 
> CC-BY-NC and CC-BY-SA. In the interest of showing a wide acceptance of 
> resources in the LLOD community, I move we continue to accept any CC 
> (or equivalent) licensed resource as 'open.' Should we add a 
> particular visual indicator to these resources in future version of 
> the cloud?
> 3. Some resources do not have a license in the metadata. From the next 
> version of the diagram I propose they are not included in the diagram, 
> this affects: PDEV-lemon, GOLD, CLLD-GLOTTOLOG, Zhishi.me, DBpedia-de 
> and xLiD-Lexica. (Affected parties please add a license to the record 
> on http://datahub.io)
> 4. A particular point of interest was raised about BabelNet in the 
> last telco, in particular to recent changes, such as no longer 
> offering direct download of the whole up-to-date dataset. The criteria 
> for inclusion in the LLOD cloud are given here 
> <http://wiki.okfn.org/Working_Groups/Linguistics/How_to_contribute> 
> and as BabelNet offers SPARQL access it still qualifies for inclusion 
> in the LLOD cloud. Assuming we are not changing the guidelines I see 
> no reason to remove BabelNet from the LLOD cloud.
> I welcome any comments or counter-arguments to these proposals.
> Regards,
> John

Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel
D3205 - Ontology Engineering Group (OEG)
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
ETS de Ingenieros Informáticos
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Campus de Montegancedo s/n
Boadilla del Monte-28660 Madrid, Spain
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