[open-bibliography] Crowdsourcing bibliographic data
krichel at openlib.org
Tue Aug 17 16:30:27 BST 2010
William Waites writes
> On 10-08-17 16:00, Thomas Krichel wrote:
> > What is an "open-source service"?
> My understanding is "a service that runs only on
> free software"
The fact that the software is free is irrelevant if it's not
available. Thus you need the service to be completely documented,
meaning its maintenance scripts are available too. It's a tall order
to maintain such a beast, and it can be difficult if it involves
issues of user privacy.
I believe that the Open Library Society's ARIW service at
http://ariw.org is the only service that true conforms to this, but
I would be interested in reading about others making similar claims.
> so you can download the software
Well you would also need to get the data. For some data that is fine
but for personal data this is tricky.
I plan to think more about this issue in the fall.
> and run your own version of the service if you
> like. The AGPL  tries to codify this in legal terms.
Thank you for this pointer!
>  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.html
Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel
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