Linked Open Data star badges

Tim Berners-Lee suggested a 5-star deployment scheme for Linked Open Data and there are concrete examples for each level (including costs and benefits) available. What follows are LOD badges you can slap on your dataset Web page to indicate your rating online:

no star Web data (whatever format) without an open license
no star Web data

Download the badge download no-star-badge or paste the following code into your HTML page:

make your stuff available on the Web (whatever format) under an open license
one star open Web data

Download the badge download one-star-badge or paste the following code into your HTML page:

★★ make it available as structured data (e.g., Excel instead of image scan of a table) so that it can be reused
two star open Web data

Download the badge download two-star-badge or paste the following code into your HTML page:

★★★ use non-proprietary, open formats (e.g., CSV instead of Excel)
three star open Web data

Download the badge download three-star-badge or paste the following code into your HTML page:

★★★★ use URIs to identify things, so that people can point at your stuff and serve RDF from it
four star open Web data

Download the badge download four-star-badge or paste the following code into your HTML page:

★★★★★ link your data to other data to provide context
five star open Web data

Download the badge download five-star-badge or paste the following code into your HTML page:

See also other sizes of the badges. Content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Kudos to Richard Cyganiak for bringing up the idea to create badges and shaping them, as well as to famfamfam.com for the 'download' icon used here.