Java & Creative Commons Licenses

Mike Linksvayer ml at
Tue Sep 2 13:56:52 EDT 2003

On Tue, 2 Sep 2003 11:29:48 -0400, "Susheel Daswani"
<sdaswani at> said:
>    My name is Susheel Daswani.  I'm a software engineer at Lime Wire LLC 
> - we produce the world's most popular cross-platform Gnutella client, 
> LimeWire.  We have just started a project to integrate Creative Commons 
> licenses into the LimeWire client.  We want to make it easy for users 
> to flag their content under Creative Commons licenses in addition to 
> search for and identify Creative Commons content easily.

Welcome!  This is great news.
>    Since the open-source LimeWire client is written in Java, I was 
> wondering if there are any preexisting Creative Commons Java 
> implementations.  I haven't been able to find any but I wanted to make 
> sure before we started this effort.  If not, we will make available our 
> implementation under the GPL.

Sorry, no Java code available.
>    I'm currently in the process of attempting to understand the RDF and 
> metadata format of CC licenses.  I'm sure I'll have questions so expect 
> e-mails in the future :) .

We're very eager to help :) .

You probably already know this, but the key page to understand is
and since you're working on a P2P application
  Mike Linksvayer

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