as the conversation now gets beyond the mere data model for representing bibliographic data and moves to the discussion of future data exchange and protocols, I would like to point to another key aspect of a future bibliographic framework. It's the licensing aspect that already was discussed in 2007 after the publication of LoC's report "On the Future of Bibliographic Control"  that prepared the ground for Bibframe. At this time, some people were "concerned that the report lacks any discussion of a key component for any future of bibliographic data: open licensing and access" and published a response to the Library of Congress  (co-drafted by the Open Knowledge Foundation and Aaron Swartz, see ). As far as I know, LoC never reacted to this response. Since 2007, many libraries and related institutions have embraced open licensing. Thus, integrating a licensing policy into the bibliographic framework shouldn't be a big deal by now.
I am curious whether it is planned to address the licensing aspect in the development of Bibframe and when this will happen. I would be happy if Bibframe made clear how the web-wide free flow of bibliographic data will be LEGALLY ensured and won't be hampered by intellectual property right and licensing conditions.
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