[expertfinder-dev] Re: clearing up IP issues

paola.dimaio at gmail.com paola.dimaio at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 16:08:30 GMT 2007

HI Dan
we missed you in Busan
a lot of FOAF talk, (good and bad) and it would have been nice to chat
now I think we could have pinged you online -

anyway, could you please make the IP policy explicit for our group?
(see message below)
I get worried that any research programme may make ownership claims in
the future (profiteering and IP claims are on trhe increase for
knowledge developed collectively) unless we make a clear statement

'royalty free' is not a meaningful nor complete enough statement in
terms of making explicit contributors' rights and lefts

we talked to a dozen people working on expertfinder things and we ll
work on  brigning them all together on the list

An explicit IP policy will help us ensure that we are workign for the
common interest

summary will follow shortly

On 11/17/07, Axel Polleres <axel.polleres at deri.org> wrote:

> > Friends and colleagues
> > great meeting you in Korea
> > As promised, I am in the process of compiling some notes and lists to
> > invite those who have expressed interest so far to further the
> > discussion on expertfinder and usability, on the respective existing
> > lists and wikis
> please do so, thanks.
> > I am not familiar with the origin and identity of the administrators
> > of these resources, and intellectual property (IP) status of what is
> > shared (I havent checked)
> Dan is administrating the mailinglist. I understood all IP on the
> current wiki content royalty-free so far.
> > I would like to make it explicit, as part of my notes, that any person
> > names, email addresses and content generated on the list will remain
> > copyright of the respective owners, shared in the public domain for
> > research and educational purposes - or whatever the case may be
> sure.
> > Please let me have any pointers that I can refer to
> the wiki page is the place to collect these.
> best,
> axel
> > also I dont seem to have Harold's email address, if someone could send it
> > thanks
> >
> >
> > Paola Di Maio
> > School of IT
> > www.mfu.ac.th
> > *********************************************
> >
> >
> --
> Dr. Axel Polleres
> email: axel at polleres.net  url: http://www.polleres.net/

Paola Di Maio
School of IT

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