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The hallmark of proprietary software licenses is that the software publisher grants a license to use one or more copies of software, but that ownership of those copies remains with the software publisher.

Reasonable and Non Discriminatory Licensing (RAND) is an agreement that if any patents on technologies which become essential to the specification then they agree to allow other groups attempting to implement the specifications to use those...

The asset registration process represents a platform process which comprises the upload and first-time publication of an asset on the SEMIC.EU platform. A certain number of fundamental information needs to be provided for that process and as a...

A regulation body represents a governmental or intergovernmental agency of some kind, which may issue legal regulations or restrictions. Examples for regulation bodies are the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) or agencies of the Public...

On Joinup a release represents an open-source software of semantic asset that is made available by developers to the user community who can then test, use, or explore it. A release is usually associated to a particular release number or version...

Specifications may be provided in a variety of different data formats, such as UML diagrams of a certain application or Microsoft Office Word data format. In order to guarantee the readability of every specification, an artefact may be provided...

A semantic asset is a collection of highly reusable metadata (e.g. xml schemata, generic data models) and reference data (e.g. code lists, taxonomies, dictionaries, vocabularies) which are used for e-Government system development.

The European Interoperability Framework (EIF) defines semantic interoperability as the ability of organizations to process information from external sources in a meaningful manner. It ensures that the precise meaning of exchanged information is...

SEMIC.EU was a participatory platform and a service by the European Commission to support the sharing of interoperability assets amongst public administration. In October 2011, SEMIC.EU has been recently migrated to the Joinup platform.

A standardisation body represents a standardisation committee of any kind. This includes government (sometime referred to as official committees) standardisation committees, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), as...