[open-bibliography] Crowdsourcing bibliographic data
jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Aug 17 17:06:06 BST 2010
We created a definition for this a few years ago:
This should be the case for all OKF projects.
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 5:30 PM, Thomas Krichel <krichel at openlib.org> wrote:
> 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
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