On Apr 20, 2012, at 5:12 PM, Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> wrote: (03)
> Please do not try to create distractions.
> What does your telling Jerry Smith in a DoD meeting, or your telling
> anyone else at any other setting have to do with the matter at hand?
> ... If it were a government legal counsel giving an official opinion
> on this specific case, it would definitely merit attention. If it were
> just your opinion that you had expressed to someone else under some
> setting, please spare me; and, kindly try not use to distract the
> members of this community, I trust they are in a position to discern.
> By the way, I am sure basic decency and respect for others' rights are
> within the expectation of any event I or members of the Ontolog
> community have a part in co-organizing. Having government agencies
> among the co-organizers does not change or put a waiver on those
> values and expectations.
> Please also note that you took the material from the Ontolog website,
> where very clearly stated licensing arrangements have been posted. As
> such, you are expected to abide by those copyright/licensing
> If you took the same published material, say, from a government agency
> website, and if it doesn't specify any restrictions, then you may
> safely assume the material is in the public domain. However, the
> latter is not the case here.
> Therefore, if anyone should apologize, it is my humble opinion that
> you should apologize to the authors of the OntologySummit2012
> Communique ... even after you had gone ahead comply with the use
> license or choose to take the material down.
> Regards. =ppy
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Brand Niemann <bniemann@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Peter, I just spoke with Jerry Smith in a DoD meeting we were both in and
>> told him that I am informed that because this was a government-sponsored and
>> -hosted event your content claims do not have merit and interfere with my
>> work, so I would ask for an apology. Best regards, Brand
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: peter.yim@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:peter.yim@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
>> Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 12:09 PM
>> To: Brand Niemann
>> Cc: Ontology Summit 2012 discussion
>> Subject: Re: [ontology-summit] Summit Website
>> Leo Obrst, our Ontology Summit general chair has already notified you, on
>> 15-Apr-2012, ref.
>> Until you have made proper attribution to our work, and clearly state on
>> your website that your work is also openly shared under OPL v1.0 or (cc
>> by-sa 3.0), please remove our Summit content from your website.
>> [ while the summit content on the OntologWiki is licensed under OPL
>> v1.0 or (cc by-sa 3.0), work from the OntologySummit2012 website is
>> specifically license under (cc by-sa 3.0) ]
>> To date, you have not been responsive to that request yet, nor have you
>> taken down the content from your MindTouch : Semanticommunity.info
>> : AOL Government site.
>> I can still see our OntologySummit2012 website content, copied word-for-word
>> on your site, but have yet to see proper attribution, and the site license
>> from MindTouch, and/or Semanticommunity.info and/or AOL Government stating
>> that they operates under the (cc by-sa
>> 3.0) open content license.
>> I personally think that this is very unprofessional of you to use our
>> material and disregard our IPR. You went ahead and copied the
>> ontology-summit team's work-in-progress without their consent; and worse,
>> despite the author's specific request to you to hold off until we publish,
>> you went ahead and published that on your site even before our team has
>> released that work and publish it themselves. This is not the kind of
>> behavior we expect from "trusted members" of the community at all.
>> PLEASE STOP YOUR INFRINGEMENT.
>> Thanks & regards. =ppy
>> Peter Yim
>> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:39 AM, Brand Niemann <bniemann@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Thank you. I looked at your work and think it is similar to what I am
>>> trying to do:
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