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Re: [ontolog-forum] ontology license

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From: brandon whitehead <b.whitehead@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:08:50 +1300
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Alexander,    (01)

There are some handy tools online.  It will depend on how you decide to 
license your ontology...i.e. as code, research product, etc. (Perhaps 
both is appropriate to cover all uses?)    (02)

Choose a license [1] is fairly straightforward, as is Creative commons 
chooser [2].  I find OSS-watch to be sufficiently comprehensive.    (03)

There are many handy summaries of licenses.  I find this one [4] helpful 
for the uninitiated.    (04)

[1] http://choosealicense.com/
[2] http://creativecommons.org/choose/
[3] http://oss-watch.ac.uk/apps/licdiff/
[4] http://www.canadensys.net/2012/why-we-should-publish-our-data-under-cc0    (05)

I hope that helps.  I'd be happy to hear what you decide to do as I am 
going to be needing to do something similar in the near future.    (06)

Brandon Whitehead, GISP
Centre for eResearch &
Institute for Earth Science and Engineering
The University of Auckland | Te Whare Wānanga o Tàmaki Makaurau    (07)

On 20/01/14 4:21 pm, Alexander Garcia Castro wrote:
> Dear all, I would like to release a large ontology and I would like to
> release it under a license that allows others to use it as they see
> necessary but also that makes it clear that they have to acknowledge
> the source, meaning they have to acknowledge they are reusing my
> ontology. What license could it be?
>    (08)

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