Licence types

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:

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

 

Issue is related to:

https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/discussion/pr23-remove-licence-type-licence-document

 

Component

Documentation

Category

improvement

Comments

Fri, 04/09/2015 - 12:42

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 - 08:38

 

 

 

Analysis: Issues related to licence types have been discussed before in issue https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/discussion/pr23-remove-licence-type-licence-document. 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

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