Licence on Distribution

31/08/2015

Distributions can have a dct:license, but not Datasets. It is on purpose?

 

This issue has been reported by Antoine Isaac:

http://joinup.ec.europa.eu/mailman/archives/dcat_application_profile/2015-August/000298.html
 

Issue is related to:

https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/discussion/pr9-move-dctlicense-distribution-dataset
 

Component

Documentation

Category

improvement

Comments

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 13:04

Well, then I will re-phrase my comment. I'm not suggesting that dcat:Distribution should not have a license. I'm suggesting that dcat:Dataset can be provided with a license, possibly. This doesn't break compatibility with DCAT.

And actually that's a good opportunity to solve a DCAT problem. Honestly I don't understand why DCAT handles licenses this way. There might have been a decision somewhere on why license are inappropriate for dcat:Dataset. But in which case it would be useful to say it, as it's not in the DCAT doc. I've looked at issue PR-9 and honestly don't understand why option 2 has not been chosen there. Inference is mentioned, but option 2 didn't per se require inference, as far as I can tell.

 

(cross-linking to https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/dcat_application_profile/issue/rights… where more points are discussed)

Thu, 24/09/2015 - 10:01

 

 

 

 

Analysis: The usage in DCAT-AP is in line with DCAT.

Proposal: No change.

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.