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

Jacob Barhak jacob.barhak at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 08:58:55 PDT 2020


Thank you Robert,

Your reply is very helpful. It really helps.

          Jacob

On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 10:21 AM Robert Hoehndorf <
robert.hoehndorf at kaust.edu.sa> wrote:

>
> 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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