Fwd: [uf-discuss] Legal implications of using Microformats

Paul Wilkins paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz
Tue May 1 12:10:55 PDT 2007

Brian Suda wrote:
> I keep going back to how companies like Microsoft and Yahoo have
> decided to use microformats, if they thought there were problems, they
> would have been the first to complain.
> Lets talk about what/if any changes could be made to make things more
> clear. I'm certainly up for clarifying things, as an author, i'm not
> trying to hide or do something sneaky.

What kind of copyright or licensing things are involved with microformats?

I would have thought that there were none, as microformats are just an 
advisory on how to markup text.

I compare it with, "Hey, here's an idea. Use the address tag so people 
know who to get in touch with to edit the page."

Does the way that geo tags are put together,
<span class="geo" title="lat;long">. . .</span>
require any form of copyright or license? I would hope not.

Paul Wilkins

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