[open-science] Open Science Microformats/Pattern languages? was Re: Launch of the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science + Is It Open Data?

John Wilbanks wilbanks at creativecommons.org
Thu Feb 25 23:59:24 UTC 2010

> * This can be done in a whole variety of ways including microformats,
> embedding RDFa etc. The simplest, IMO, is to put license or a pointer
> to the license in some prominent location relative to the data. (NB: I
> am sceptical that you will be able actually to embed the license
> information directly into the data in many cases -- realistically the
> license is going to be "along-side" the data in some sense, either
> because it is recorded in a dedicated set of metadata fields -- as in
> an institutional repository -- or in a separate README.txt ).

Yup. It's not like an mp3 or a pdf file, where you can embed. Not to mention
that huge swaths of data will never leave their homes, but will instead be
queried via SPARQL without any copying ever happening!

Like I said, CC0, PDDL, handwritten notes, whatever. The thing is to be
legally clear :-)

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