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Licence detection algorithm was a session at IndieWebCamp Brighton 2019.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/licence

IndieWebCamp Brighton 2019



  • re multiple licences within a document:
    • html sections as headings - didn't work
    • has accessibility value
    • images can't be sections on their own
    • rel-bookmark - can rel-licence be similar?
    • Martijn van der Ven section can be referenced as rel-bookmark, if it has a rel-licence in it does it work?
  • SPDX is de-facto standard for licence indication
  • news outlet images/media companies at max only show creator of photographs, no licence information

Jeremy Keith fragment is part of the url, can it also be used to detect licence?

  • rel licence -> real url or SPDX url-like string

Martijn van der Ven if https://spdx.org/licenses/ has a Y on Free -> you can reproduce; if not, go with absolute mininum data (eg. link, maybe headline)

Peter Molnar was confused about ShareAlike vs Non-Derivatives

Martijn van der Ven section licences can be transferred, eg use the whole block as it is on another site

  • should systems look into EXIF/XMP/etc metadata as well? (attribution within and EXIF/XMP tag is a bit nasty)

<figure> is self-contained (single unit), not independent

scoping: use link-rel inside a block, then it applies to the block (block being <figure>, <section>, etc) maybe scope it to a microformat "block", eg. h-entry

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