Hi Frank, (01)
My main concern is in whether or not the content you are drawing our
community membership to (or is discussing with the community through
that solicitation) qualifies as "free or open" technology, or "open
content." The Ontolog CWE (collaborative work environment) is
specifically reserved for free and open material. If your material
qualifies, then we do not have a problem. (02)
We do have specific constraints regarding commerical-promotion or
self-promotional material - see:
There are exceptions, though: (04)
* such as event announcements, calls for papers/participations,
recruitment announcements, and the like (for which the terms and
conditions of use are documented at the respective pages) - see links
below: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nidRER (05)
* we occasionally do provide opportunities to cover non-open material
... however, under those circumstances, special waivers would have
been in place - see, for example:
I do look forward to your sharing compliant work, or your opening up
work that is not under one of the compatible use licenses, so our
community, and the world at large, can benefit from the good work you
and your associates are doing. (07)
Thanks & regards. =ppy
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 4:40 AM, Frank Guerino
> Hi Peter,
> Thanks for the references to the IPR. I went through the material and the
> post does not appear to violate any policies, as none of the Foundation
> content is actually published in the forum. Instead, the posts act as
> nothing more than news/announcement references to such off-forum content.
> And, I certainly have no issues with on-forum discussion about the topics
> posted. It would appear that this posting would be no different than the
> thousands of other posts that are news or announcement posts to the forum.
> In those cases, such posts point to off-forum material, which is not
> within the scope of ownership or accountability of the forum.
> May I ask, were you referring to anything specific in the IPR?
> My Best,
> Frank Guerino, Chairman
> The International Foundation for Information Technology (IF4IT)
> 1.908.294.5191 (M) (09)
> On 8/23/11 11:51 PM, "Peter Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>Thank you for your post, and for sharing your resources with this
>>However, may I suggest that you (or your legal staff) should revisit
>>our membership contribution and IPR policy (they are, respectively at:
>>http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nid32 ) to make
>>sure this contribution is consistent with the Ontolog IPR policy (and
>>in the case that it isn't, you might want so state, and possibly even
>>withdraw the post.)
>>Thanks & regards. =ppy
>>On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Frank Guerino
>>> Good Day,
>>> I wanted to inform the group that, in a request for more content, the
>>> Foundation has released a number of new taxonomies that include but are
>>> not limited to:
>>> * A "Glossary Taxonomy
>>> _taxonomy.html>" that provides a hierarchy of Glossaries, Terms and
>>> Definitions that are semantically grouped by relevant domain area.
>>> * A "File Plan Taxonomy
>>> ml>" that specifically correlates with the previously published "Records
>>> Management Taxonomy
>>> xonomy.html>" and the "Records Taxonomy
>>> * A "Service Taxonomy
>>>>" that covers the majority of all enterprise and IT services.
>>> * A "Software Taxonomy
>>> axonomy.html>" that itemizes the many different categories of enterprise
>>> and IT software.
>>> I remind the readers that the Foundation's goal is to supplement data,
>>> information and knowledge professionals, especially those in IT and
>>> who cannot afford the services of expensive consulting and research
>>> organizations, with controlled vocabularies, constructs, frameworks, and
>>> learning material intended to help them be as successful as possible.
>>> release of these Taxonomies is part of a series of steps by the
>>> to do so.
>>> The Foundation always urges readers to be well informed by exploring all
>>> available option. All Foundation content is open to the public and
>>> short, that users are free to leverage the material for themselves and
>>> their enterprises but not profit from it in any manner.
>>> Other IF4IT publications, such as various industry frameworks, can be
>>> found on our Resources <http://www.if4it.com/resources.html> web page.
>>> I hope you find the material useful.
>>> My Best,
>>> Frank Guerino, Chairman
>>> The International Foundation for Information Technology
>>> <http://www.if4it.com/> (IF4IT <http://www.if4it.com/>)
>>> 1.908.294.5191 (M)
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