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[bioontology-support] Units of Measurement Ontology in BioPortal License

Robert Hoehndorf robert.hoehndorf at kaust.edu.sa
Wed Sep 23 08:21:47 PDT 2020


Dear Jacob,

UO was listed as CC-BY 4.0 on the OBO Foundry; I have now added this
license to Github.

@Luke, it would be great if you could add the metadata to the UO OWL
file as well.

R

>  Hi Luke, Hi Robert, If you can give me a quick answer it will allow
> me to proceed. I need to submit the proposal in a couple of days and
> need to specify the license so I can legally use your specification.

> Many of such resources like your unit specifications are public
> domain, yet some have less open licenses. from the hints I gathered
> you are under some sort of creative commons license - perhaps CC0 or
> another such license. Yet since you are not explicit other than the
> word "public" in the description, I need confirmation from your team.

> Please let me know as soon as you can. I really would want to include
> the unit ontology in the proposal.

>            Jacob

> -- Jacob Barhak Ph.D.  https://sites.google.com/view/jacob-barhak/home

> On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 4:01 AM George Gkoutos <g.gkoutos at gmail.com> wrote:

>>  Hi Jacob,
>> 
>>  Ccing Rob and Luke who should be able to help out here.
>> 
>>  Best wishes
>> 
>>  George
>> 
>> 
>>  > On 21 Sep 2020, at 23:27, Jacob Barhak <jacob.barhak at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  >
>>  > Hi George,
>>  >
>>  > You are listed as the maintainer of the Units of Measurement
>> Ontology : >
>> https://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/UO/?p=summary
>>  >
>>  > I am using this nice specification in my unit mapping project: >
>> https://clinicalunitmapping.com/about
>>  >
>>  > I am now working on a proposal that asks for license details and I
>> am trying to locate the license of Ontology . It says that it is
>> public, yet I do not see the exact license.  > I was looking at the
>> BioPortal Terms of use, yet the link is broken :
>> https://www.bioontology.org/terms.html > and I only see citation
>> information here:
>>  >
>>  https://www.bioontology.org/wiki/BioPortal_Help#How_to_cite_NCBO_and_BioPortal
>>  >
>>  > I need to know the exact license of the data - I assume its
>> creative commons, yet I need confirmation to write the correct
>> license in the proposal. And I need it quickly.
>>  >
>>  > Hopefully you can help resolve this quickly.
>>  >
>>  > -- > Jacob Barhak Ph.D.  >
>> https://sites.google.com/view/jacob-barhak/home
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >
>> 
>> 


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