Licence types

Published on: 31/08/2015

dct:type on dct:LicenseDocument seem intended to capture many licensing aspects: permissions and duties like "royalties required" (which ODRL has a very complex model for) as well as types of licenses (e.g. public domain, for which ODRS uses a subclass of LicenseDocument). And dct:type on dct:LicenseDocument could be expected to about about something quite different, i.e. the "type of a document".


This issues ahs been reported by Antoine Isaac:


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aisaac (not verified)
Fri, 04/09/2015 - 14:42

My point is not to remove the role currently played by these types. This info is needed. I'm just saying that this is quite a stretch stretch from what one would expect as semantics for a 'type' property. Maybe another property could have been a better fit.

Thu, 24/09/2015 - 10:38




Analysis: Issues related to licence types have been discussed before in issue The decision was that the licence type should not be dropped. The controlled vocabulary that must be used was agreed between W3C and the European Commission.

Proposal: No change