verifying the license
me at aaronsw.com
Sat Nov 23 20:35:58 EST 2002
Hi! It's great to hear indymedia is interested; I've long been a fan.
> From the draft spec it doesn't appear that there is any provision for
> verifying that the license specified is approved by the author.
I'd love to support this if there was a way to do it, but I don't know
> I realize that digital certificates and what not is a hard problem but
> there any plans to incorporate this in the future?
Sure, we can get the metadata signed, but how can you tell whether the
person who signed it is the actual creator of the work or an impostor?
How many people are actually going to do the work to make sure? I think
a more effective approach is to simply keep track of your works and
their licenses on your website.
Still, if you're interested in learning how to sign the RDF, I'd be
happy to explain.
> Trusting that the license if genuine seems that it could be an issue
> if many people
> falsely label content.
Yep, I've thought a while about solutions but I haven't come up with
any good ones. If you've got any, I'd love to hear them.
Aaron Swartz [http://www.aaronsw.com]
More information about the cc-metadata