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Re: Introduction

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:25:29 -0400
Message-ID: <4FF5BFF9.9050902@openlinksw.com>
To: public-ldp-wg@w3.org
On 7/5/12 11:52 AM, Henry Story wrote:
> Hi, my name is Henry Story.
> I worked at Sun Microsystems on the Atom syntax specification (my name is in the contributors to the spec), and on the Atom Protocol. I wrote the AtomOwl ontology [1] in order to complete the work they had promised to do - since they had promised to deliver an ontology with their spec. I followed the Atom Protocol work, but was looking forward to something more semantic, and so I am very happy to join the Linked Data Profile group which seems to be doing exactly that.
> Trying to build a distributed social network I came across the need for a global authentication system and developed the WebID protocol which is nicely specified now on the W3C at http://webid.info/spec ( a short introductory video is available on my home page ). People in this group should find WebID complements the work done here very well.
> In the last year I have been working with Alexandre Bertails on the Read-Write-Web scala based project [2],
> which is an implementation of a Linked Data Profile before LDP (it uses SIOC for example). I added WebID and ACLs to the work done by Alexandre.
> Currently I am rewriting that project in Play 2.0 [3] using Banana RDF and akka.io in Scala. Hopefully we should have something that implements what we get to agree on here soon, that will be a lot more efficient still, with WebID and ACLS, and for which we can build some really fun demonstrations.
>    I am doing this currently in my spare time, sponsored by French Social Security, as an Apache contributor.
> Henry
> [1] http://bblfish.net/work/atom-owl/2006-06-06/AtomOwl.html
> [2] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/read-write-web/
> [3] http://www.playframework.org/
> [4] https://github.com/w3c/banana-rdf/
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/

Thanks for the SIOC ontology/vocabulary reminder :-)

We (OpenLink Software) made specific contributions -- in the form of 
ontology tweaks [1] -- to SIOC eons ago that covered:

1. spaces, containers, and items
2. service descriptions.

SIOC sorta stalled over the years as most still perceive it as being 
about forums rather than a generic vocabulary for data spaces, as 
reflected by the aforementioned space, container, and item tweaks. 
Hopefully, the work we are all doing on the RWW (and hopefully here too) 
will ultimately showcase how SIOC enables Linked Data to deliver a 
powerful vehicle for complete state machines driven by RESTful patterns.

The key to all of this is self describing Linked Data resources bearing 
SIOC content. The REST is just orchestration via protocols such as HTTP :-)


1. http://rdfs.org/sioc/spec/img/main_classes_properties.png
2. http://sioc-project.org/ontology/
3. http://rdfs.org/sioc/services
4. http://bit.ly/Lrajcs -- looking at SIOC Service Extension via 
URIBurner service which leverage SIOC .



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