[OFL-discuss] [Openfontlibrary] Creative Commons style RDF and "Human Readable" versions of OFL?

Dave Crossland dave at lab6.com
Wed Nov 8 16:18:14 PST 2006

On 08/11/06, Nicolas Spalinger <nicolas_spalinger at sil.org> wrote:
> Here's an attempt at expressing the OFL in Creative Commons terms and
> turning that into an html/RDF block:


> <!-- SIL Open Font License -->
> <a rel="license" href="http://scripts.sil.org/OFL">
> <img alt=" SIL Open Font License"
> src="http://scripts.sil.org/cms/sites/nrsi/media/OFL_logo_rect_color.png"

As you say:

> I guess we need little rounded icons for the extra permissions/requires
> as well as a a little rounded OFL-cc icon.

CC3 are getting new icons so I guess we should wait for them, or knock
out something that will do for now?

> border="0" align="middle"></a>
>         <i> This font family is released under the </i>
> <a rel="license" href="http://scripts.sil.org/OFL">SIL Open Font License
> </a>.
> </!-- SIL Open Font License -->
> <rdf:RDF xmlns="http://web.resource.org/cc/"
>     xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
>     xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#">
> <Work rdf:about="">
>    <license
> rdf:resource="http://scripts.sil.org/OFL/" />
>    <dc:type rdf:resource="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Font" />

This resolves to http://dublincore.org/2006/08/28/dctype.rdf#Font and
does not exist. How are we to get it to exist? :-)

>    <img alt="SIL Open Font License" src="http://scripts.sil.org/OFL"
> border="0"></a> B
> </Work>
> <License rdf:about="http://scripts.sil.org/OFL">
>    <permits rdf:resource="http://web.resource.org/cc/Reproduction" />
>    <permits rdf:resource="http://web.resource.org/cc/Distribution" />
>    <permits rdf:resource="http://web.resource.org/cc/DerivativeWorks" />
>    <requires rdf:resource="http://web.resource.org/cc/Attribution" />
>    <requires rdf:resource="http://web.resource.org/cc/ShareAlike" />
>    <requires
> rdf:resource="http://web.resource.org/cc/RenamingOfDerivatives" />
>    <requires rdf:resource="http://web.resource.org/cc/NoSellingByItself"
> />
> </License>
> </rdf:RDF>
> What do you think?
> Would something like that do the job?
> You comments and patches are welcome.

This is a great contribution, I had a draft half done on my desktop,
but this is just what I was doing :-)

> We might change some of the urls

Only the last 2 web.resource.org URLs are broken. I'd like to contact
AaronSW when we are ready and get him to add them - I'm sure he would

Getting changes into dublincore.org maybe harder though? :-(

> and create dedicated pages for this.
> The human readable bit would be:

Would that be contributed to CreativeCommons.org, so that when anyone
visits /license there then in the drop down box under "Tell us the
format of your work:" there is "Font" as well as

CC does rebrand other licenses, like the GNU GPL at
http://creativecommons.org/license/cc-gpl and calls this a 'wrapper
license' (I think) as they are adding the Human and RDF parts to the
actual License text in the "CC deed".

Is this bundling of the OFL as part of CC something SIL would be happy
with and want?

> permits Reproduction/Distribution/DerivativeWorks
> requires Attribution/ShareAlike/RenamingOfDerivatives/NoSellingByItself

Okay, AFAICT the new term titles are "RenamingOfDerivatives" and

**This is the biggest thing about the proposed CC deed.**

Could we brainstorm other labels of these?



Everyone else? :-)


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