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A licence is basically a permission granted by the copyright owner allowing another party to perform certain actions on a specific property of the copyright owner. The licence contract or agreement forms the legal basis of the specific rights of...

A licence model is a template for a licence which has to be adjusted to the asset or artefact according to the goals and intentions of the asset owner and artefact developer. There exist a lot of public licence models for free software licences...

As semantic interoperability assets will be published to pan-European public administrations it is possible that some of the licences come in rather uncommon languages and those may require translation. However, due to the possible legal nature...

A mailing list is a collection of names and addresses. It allows users of each open-source software (OSS) or semantic interoperability project who subscribe to the mailing list to send and receive e-mail messages directed to all subscribers of...

A mapping is used in the context of semantic interoperability assets projects. A mapping represents a specific, fixed and explicit assignment of elements between two or more static data structures, which is aimed at establishing correlations and...

Although ontologies may feature overlapping similarities, those may contain incompatible differences. A middleware which resolves those incompatibilities is called a mediator. Mediation is aimed at defining explicit relationships between the...

A member is a registered user belonging to a particular community or project (Semantic Interoperability Assets or Open-Source Software). Within her/his community or project, a member can publish content, and edit and delete his own contributions...

Metainformation, or metadata which may be used synonymously, is a general set of data, which is used to hold information about other data. The distinction between data and metadata is usually drawn by a separation of the concrete data of an...

A Moderator is a registered user whose main responsibility is to review the content that is created on the platform. A user with the ‘moderator’ role has the the privileges to:
- accept or reject proposals for new communities, software...

A news item is a piece of content, often an article, created and published on the platform or within a community or project. Any user can create a news item and request its publication, which is subject to the validation of the Moderator or...