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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (FOR-1034) SKOS Plugin - Update 20070802
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2007 11:19:56 GMT
Sina K. Heshmati (JIRA) wrote:
>     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOR-1034?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#action_12517487
] 
> 
> Sina K. Heshmati commented on FOR-1034:
> ---------------------------------------
> 
> Glossary terms from W3C have the rdfs:isDefinedBy property that I'm now using to explicitly
mention the source of each term. Nevertheless I can speak to Dominique Hazaƫl-Massieux from
W3C to clear concerns over the legal issue.

I'm not sure I understand. Do you mean you have a new patch that credits 
the W3C for this content?

If so I imagine that will be fine, but I need the patch before I can 
commit. The danger is that someone may download the SKOS plugin and 
publish the content assuming it is Apache licenced when it is not.

I know this is a slim possibility, but the ASF prides itself on managing 
IPR correctly.

Please provide a new patch with this change made.

I'd also appreciate it if you can check with the W3C to ensure such 
reuse (with accreditation or otherwise) is acceptable. It almost 
certainly will be, otherwise what is the point of making it available in 
RDF format. But without explicit permission in the file it is difficult 
to be sure.

Please CC this dev list on your request so that we can see responses 
(their reply will need to be moderated through so may not appear 
immediately).

Ross

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