[OAI-implementers] oai security

Donna Bergmark bergmark@CS.Cornell.EDU
Mon, 14 Jan 2002 20:19:12 -0500


I suspect that username and password authentication is contrary
to the spirit of the Open Archive Initiative.  However, you should 
feel free to use the OAI protocol for your own purposes. 

Currently intellectual property rights are handled in the response
to the Identify verb by simply stating them. 

We have not so far heard of people trying to use OAI for proprietary 
purposes, but this is the mail group from which to get an affirmative
response if there is one.