I thank you for your answer. I see. However, there are several public domain ontologies
that can be added to Wikidata like Onto.PT.
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De : Darren Cook <darren(a)dcook.org>
Date : 2019/04/14 22:06 (GMT+01:00)
À : wikidata(a)lists.wikimedia.org
Objet : Re: [Wikidata] Integrating WordNet in Wikidata Lexicographical Data
I thank you for your answer. I invite to read the
copyright statement of WordNet:
Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software and database and
its documentation for any purpose and without fee or royalty is hereby granted,
provided that you agree to comply with the following copyright notice and
statements, including the disclaimer, and that the same appear on ALL copies of
the software, database and documentation, including modifications that you make
for internal use or for distribution.
Everything after "provided that ..." is why you cannot take Wordnet and
import it into Wikidata.
But, because WordNet's license (the English one, and about half the
global wordnet ones ) is still a nice liberal one, what end-users can
legally do is use WordNet and Wikidata together in their application.
It is very good to have different sources for the same information, as
it allows that same end user to validate data, and discover mistakes,
whether human error or deliberate vandalism.
Wikidata should (IMHO) be prioritizing making sure it is as easy as
possible to do this. (E.g. producing client libraries to do it; and by
documenting equivalences between alternative data sources.)
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