[open-science] Open Science Microformats/Pattern languages? was Re: Launch of the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science + Is It Open Data?
pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 24 07:42:47 UTC 2010
On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 6:18 AM, John Wilbanks <wilbanks at creativecommons.org
> We tend to prefer RDFa over microformats, as it is infinitely more
> Also, I would caution against badging the principles without adding *legal*
> information to data. Self-asserting the principles does not actually comply
> with the principles - only the use of an unambiguous legal tool opens up the
I am an advocate of just adding the button. I understand and support the
work on legal agreements but the scientist must be freed from making
decisions about these as far as possible. I (or my colleagues - human and
otherwise) have created about 150,000 buttons:
and it would be worse if we we hadn't. That data is "Open Data". It points
to the OKD page and if Rufus/John want to refine what is on that page,
great. It's a meta statement.
There's a greater danger that I blow myself up in the laboratory than that
the "Open Data" button misfires. I'll worry about the former.
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
CB2 1EW, UK
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