[cc-licenses] New licensing buttons
ml at creativecommons.org
Mon Apr 2 17:06:17 EDT 2007
On Mon, 2007-04-02 at 16:49 -0400, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On 4/2/07, Mike Linksvayer <ml at creativecommons.org> wrote:
> > * fd.o links to http://freedomdefined.org/Licenses/CC-BY-2.5 rather than
> > http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ which means the page will
> > not be recognized by Google or Yahoo! as falling under the intended
> > license.
> Googles license search appears to use RDF, not linkdata. What am I missing?
I can only speculate about Google, but my speculation is that they can
deal with RDF (embedded in the page only, NOT <link>'d) or links
qualified by rel="license". (And FWIW the practice of
RDF/XML-embedded-in-HTML-comments generally sucks, we're no longer even
handing it out at http://creativecommons.org/license/)
Not that I see any recommendation to use RDF in any form on fd.o.
And even if <link>'d RDF were consumed, fd.o's does not point to the
canonical license URL
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