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RE: Developing LinkedData.org

From: David Peterson <david@squishyfish.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 21:28:15 +1000
To: "'Tom Heath'" <Tom.Heath@talis.com>, <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <064801c89e22$a39dbec0$ead93c40$@com>

G'day Tom, all,

This is an excellent announcement and I look forward to growing the
linkeddata.org website. With that in mind I think option 2, 3 are a good
start. 

2 - Having a single aggregation source is important, in my early SemWeb days
Planet RDF was a keen source of info.

3 - A community editable wiki is a no-brainer. The current ESW wiki content
is a good start, just add a little bit of semantic mediawiki for sizzle.

linkeddata.org should practice what it preaches, it should act as a linked
data client in its own right. The Drupal community is making a big play in
this space and Drupal 6 (with a few key modules) can act as a great linked
data client. It also has all the workings of a community with only a few
more modules. 

It really is a great system, took me a bit to get my head around it but I am
sold :)

Again, I am excited to see this develop.

Cheers,

David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-lod-request@w3.org [mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Tom Heath
> Sent: Monday, 14 April 2008 9:00 PM
> To: public-lod@w3.org
> Subject: Developing LinkedData.org
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Last year, as it was clear that the Linked Data meme was spreading, I
> registered the domain linkeddata.org in order to be sure that it was in
> safe hands within the community. Since that time I have made a few
> efforts to place some meaningful links at the domain in the hope that
> they will be useful, but haven't had the time to do more with it except
> set up subdomains to use for events and the new
> community.linkeddata.org
> area.
> 
> Mike Bergman recently pointed out that with the momentum behind Linked
> Data growing all the time it's becoming increasingly important that we
> use this domain effectively as a focal point for the community, a home
> for useful resources, and a marketing tool to help encourage the spread
> of Linked Data.
> 
> I'm happy to continue administering the domain on behalf of the
> community, and Mike and I have had some initial ideas about how we as a
> community may use the domain, but as active members of the Linked Data
> community we would really value your comments/suggestions/input about
> how we might move this forward. This email is intended to be the start
> of a dialogue on this topic.
> 
> The kind of ideas/structure we came up with breaks down in the
> following
> way:
> 
> 1) (fairly) Static content: such as information about Linked Data;
> links
> to key resources endorsed by the community; badges people could use on
> their own sites to promote their support for/publication of Linked
> Data;
> the "cloud" diagram, if Richard is in favour of moving or mirroring
> this.
> 
> 2) Planet Linked Data: blog aggregator on the subject of Linked Data,
> in
> the style of PlanetRDF (with strong cross links to the Linked Data
> Planet conference, to avoid confusion!)
> 
> 3) Community editable content: using the community.linkeddata.org area,
> this could link to a broader range of resources, datasets and sites,
> tools, best practices, projects, publications, etc etc, plus any other
> aspects that people might wish to use from the ODS installation. I
> don't
> know how others feel, but I for one feel that we're outgrowing the
> space
> on the ESW wiki and would benefit to moving this somewhere with more
> room for expansion.
> 
> With content in all these areas, the home page at linkeddata.org could
> simply be pointers to other locations, plus fresh content from the
> Planet and the wiki.
> 
> Whatever we decide to offer at linkeddata.org in general, it would be
> essential that we distribute the authoring and maintenance load among a
> number of people, so that a) no one person becomes a bottleneck, and b)
> that the site is well rooted in the community at large.
> 
> It's worth noting that Mike has raised the possibility of Zitgist
> contributing some resources to this effort, perhaps to help with design
> work or other skills that we don't necessarily have in great abundance
> between us ;) Some support from Talis is also a possibility.
> 
> So, that's the background. Please be free, open and honest with
> comments
> and feedback, on any aspect of this issue. My hope is that we can come
> up with a rough proposal asap, hopefully in enough time to make some
> kind of announcement at LDOW2008 in Beijing.
> 
> Very much looking forward to hearing your thoughts,
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Tom.
> 
> --
> Tom Heath
> Researcher
> Platform Team
> Talis Information Ltd
> T: 0870 400 5000
> W: http://www.talis.com/platform
Received on Monday, 14 April 2008 11:35:12 UTC

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