[uf-new] Legal implications of using Microformats (was: XFN -
Professionals Network microformat)
msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Fri Apr 27 06:44:13 PDT 2007
Andy Mabbett wrote:
> In message <4630B0E9.3060504 at digitalbazaar.com>, Manu Sporny
> <msporny at digitalbazaar.com> writes
>> most drafts have the intent
>> of the authors in a section titled "Copyright":
> They do; but, as was raised here recently, that's a legally-meaningless
> statement of intent, not a license for free re-use.
Would the mandatory placement of all examples, formats, brainstorming,
proposals, and drafts under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
3.0 License go towards solving that problem?
* It would allow for the commercial and non-commercial use of the
* It would ensure that people could contribute without worrying about
copyright assertions from other authors.
That coupled with a patent statement on the Microformat stating that
full disclosure has been performed by all authors and contributors to a
Microformat. Authors are not allowed to contribute to Microformats if
their organization holds any sort of patent covering their proposals.
that anybody that is going to author a Microformat must agree to the
previous two requirements before contributing.
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