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Creative commons query

Aaron Swartz has been talking to Google about indexing Creative Commons licensed works:

From Google the news was mixed. He said he wouldn’t start indexing .0 URIs, which includes the URIs for all our licenses. He also said that he wouldn’t parse RDF for at least six months, since it required involved changes to their system and added overhead (which you need to keep down when parsing 3B pages). However, he did say that if we added <meta> tags for license information, they’d add a new search key like link: or inurl: right away, since they already had a meta tag parser.

Did they say anything about using the link element instead?

This is Creative commons query by Simon Willison, posted on 2nd March 2003.

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