[uf-discuss] Licensing and microformat content within feeds

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Mar 22 15:26:08 PST 2006

On Mar 22, 2006, at 1:51 PM, Chris Messina wrote:

> Feedburner already allows you to embed a license in your feed. We
> should document their approach.
> I think feeds already allow you to embed a license generally:
>   http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-extatom2.html
>   http://ietfreport.isoc.org/idref/draft-snell-atompub-feed-license/
> One other idea to consider for hAtom at least would be embedding a
> license using the object tag -- this way you could simply refer to the
> external license permalink and not replicate all the extra data (which
> seems to me one of the shortcomings of the current licensing
> implementation).

Wha? You can just use http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-license,  
there's no need to replicate data today.

I think the problem of declaring licenses in html is solved- there  
are already large implementations using the rel-license microformat  
(Yahoo and (maybe Google) CC search). What remains is to figure out  
how licensens in hAtom get translated to license in Atom.


> http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2006- 
> February/003147.html
> Anyway, I might be missing the point of your question -- what are you
> looking for?
> Chris
> On 3/22/06, John Panzer <jpanzer at aol.net> wrote:
>> I'm starting a discussion about feed licencing which might be of
>> interest to members of this mailing list, and which will hopefully  
>> help
>> form the technical extensions that AOL adopts to deal with feed
>> licencing issues.  I'm soliciting input from the community.
>> This may apply to hAtom (to the extent that hAtom ends up being  
>> used as
>> a substitute for XML based feed data) and of course data within  
>> RSS or
>> Atom feeds may have RelLicence elements.
>> Link:
>> http://journals.aol.com/panzerjohn/abstractioneer/entries/1281
>> This is the initial discussion, painfully abstracted to avoid the
>> complicated stuff.  I'm trying at this point to see which of these
>> starting assumptions are themselves problematic before going further.
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> John Panzer
>> System Architect
>> http://journals.aol.com/panzerjohn/abstractioneer
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