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Re: Recommendations: specificity

From: Peter Murray <peter.murray@lyrasis.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:10:58 -0400
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
CC: public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE12F980-1E8B-4339-8FF6-77D024010F1D@lyrasis.org>
On Mar 30, 2011, at 9:51 AM, Antoine Isaac wrote:
>>> We need to persuade publishers of vocabularies in our sector that the advent of LD brings
>>> with it a responsibility to re-publish in LD format, so that their users can get LD value from
>>> all the investment those users have made in using that vocabulary. This doesn't need to
>>> mean that the publisher loses all control over their investment.
>> Somewhat oddly, I suspect that one could make an argument that minting URIs and publishing Linked Data is actually a way of protecting the publishers' investment (because, otherwise, publishers will see their vocabularies begin to surface at multiple other places on the web, some of which will likely gain some traction).
>> Not sure how easy it will be to persuade people of this though ;-)
> That's interesting, Andy, and I think could be fit with Richard's reminding that data publishers don't need to publish all data for their URIs. A recommendation for them (in relation to the "a discussion about open data and rights" header on the wiki page) could be to find out how to separate between their simpler data that can be fully open, and more complex data that could be protected.
> The balance will be more difficult to determine than it was when e.g. Getty took the decision to put AAT pages freely accessible on the web, as in the new situation we have data on the one hand and data on the other hand. But it seems an important issue to tackle if they want to protect their investment, as you say :-)

Out of curiosity more than anything else, are there known examples of LD publishers sending different representations based on the existence of basic-auth headers?  (The next logical question then might be if there are publishers using https URIs to protect the basic auth credentials in transit...)

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