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+BSD 3-Clause License
+Copyright (c) 2011, Digital Bazaar, Inc.
+All rights reserved.
+
+Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
+modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
+
+Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
+this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
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+documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
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+Neither the name of the Digital Bazaar, Inc. nor the names of its
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+Introduction
+------------
+
+JSON, as specified in RFC4627, is a simple language for representing
+objects on the Web. Linked Data is a way of describing content across
+different documents or Web sites. Web resources are described using
+IRIs, and typically are dereferencable entities that may be used to find
+more information, creating a "Web of Knowledge". JSON-LD is intended to
+be a simple publishing method for expressing not only Linked Data in
+JSON, but for adding semantics to existing JSON.
+
+JSON-LD is designed as a light-weight syntax that can be used to express
+Linked Data. It is primarily intended to be a way to express Linked Data
+in Javascript and other Web-based programming environments. It is also
+useful when building interoperable Web Services and when storing Linked
+Data in JSON-based document storage engines. It is practical and
+designed to be as simple as possible, utilizing the large number of JSON
+parsers and existing code that is in use today. It is designed to be
+able to express key-value pairs, RDF data, RDFa [RDFA-CORE] data,
+Microformats [MICROFORMATS] data, and Microdata [MICRODATA]. That is, it
+supports every major Web-based structured data model in use today.
+
+The syntax does not require many applications to change their JSON, but
+easily add meaning by adding context in a way that is either in-band or
+out-of-band. The syntax is designed to not disturb already deployed
+systems running on JSON, but provide a smooth migration path from JSON
+to JSON with added semantics. Finally, the format is intended to be fast
+to parse, fast to generate, stream-based and document-based processing
+compatible, and require a very small memory footprint in order to operate.
+
+Commercial Support
+------------------
+
+Commercial support for this library is available upon request from
+Digital Bazaar: support@digitalbazaar.com
+
+Source
+------
+
+The source code for the PaySwarm WordPress plugin is available at:
+
+http://github.com/digitalbazaar/php-json-ld
+

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