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12.06.2012 05:46, Nadja Kutz wrote:
jmcclure wrote: "And please
mention how the
wikidata community can be assured that the wikidata
team's designs themselves don't infringe someone else's patent or
copyright, a reassurance that would directly follow from MWF's purchase
of rights to use an ISO standard."
May be someone can phone these
people in Geneva and ask wether wikidata could at
least base its
ontology on the ISO Standard.
(eventually by purchasing this right)
phone number: http://www.iso.org/iso/copyright.htm
in that way one
would eventually not use their
explicit texts and formats but could use
at least their structural outline ?
Allthough it would of course be
better if the
formats would be in accordance.
The ISO funds itself
with selling standards. May
be some rich sponsor could buy their RDF
make it openly accessible? Whats the ISO opinion on
that did someone check?
Commercial publishing and open access need
not be automatically exclusive
i.e. here one could eventually pay for
access publication in order to prevent the ruin of the ISO.
by the way, whats MWF (mediawikifoundation?) and thanks to Fabian
Suchanek for the explanations at