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   Re: [xml-dev] NIH in multiple facets

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> Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > Developers
> > should also be very conscientious about seeking out ontologies developed
> by
> > other parties for import, rather than reinventing the wheel.  I think this
> is
> > much more important than worrying about whether the other ontology is
> *just*
> > the right fit for your application.
> Is there a risk that reuse of ontologies may be limited by other factors,
> such as licensing and competition considerations?

Yes, there is some risk.  The hope is that ontologies will be developed
more by consortia looking to improve efficiencies within industries and
thus trying to lower the barriers to usage.  The trends from the
numerous efforts in developing ontologies expressed in XML are
encouraging.  Most of these are available on very generous IP terms.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Gems From the [Python/XML] Archives - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/04/09/py-xm
Introducing N-Triples - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-thi
Use internal references in XML vocabularies - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerw
EXSLT by example - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-exslt.html
The worry about program wizards - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7238
Use rdf:about and rdf:ID effectively in RDF/XML - http://www-106.ibm.com/develo


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