[uf-new] XFN - Professionals Network microformat

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Thu May 10 14:00:35 PDT 2007


On 4/27/07, Guy Fraser <gfraser at adaptavist.com> wrote:
> Frances Berriman wrote:
> >
> > What would you envision doing with supplier/client etc. type
> > relationships?
> In corporate environments, professional relationships need to be more
> descriptive so that managers can more easily locate suitable staff for
> projects. Eg. You could quickly build up a team that has worked with a
> particular customer/supplier/project before.
> > 2. Issues with existing XFN rel's...
> >
> > We discussed this in IRC a while back (I don't have time to dig
> > through the logs) but it was pretty much the consensus that muse IS
> > mis-categorised as romantic and should be (and is already used as) a
> > non-romantic relationship to describe anyone who is of inspiration
> > etc.  The current problem is only that the documentation hasn't been
> > updated to reflect this better (probably will be done when/if XFN gets
> > updated as a whole).
> As the discussions in IRC aren't logged anywhere (or even pasted in to
> the wiki as far as I can tell) there is no record of that information.
> Anyone working with XFN would generally be unaware of the future
> direction. Again, it's all very closed.
> >>
> >> It is not clear _who_ owns the copyright or patent. Is it
> >> microformats.org, one of the authors, technorati, etc?
> > 3. Licensing and patenting issues...
> >
> > Technorati doesn't own microformats.  I believe most 'formats show a
> > CC declaration on the appropriate wiki page.
> Yup, that's a show stopper for most corporates. A cc-by-nd* is a killer
> - if you can't make derivative works, game over. Even a cc-by is a show
> stopper for most corporates because lots of banks, etc., generally have
> an internal policy that prevents them using anything along the lines of
> the GPL, cc-by, etc.

Wow... banks are certainly different.

Most the corporations I've dealt with have GPL stuff all over the place.

(I've even had some clients seek out GPL stuff.)

Just out of curiousity, why do banks (you know of) have a problem with GPL?

See ya

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

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