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RE: Developing LinkedData.org

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 13:20:20 +0200
Message-ID: <768DACDC356ED04EA1F1130F97D2985201614F9B@RZJC2EX.jr1.local>
To: "Tom Heath" <Tom.Heath@talis.com>
Cc: <public-lod@w3.org>


I find it great what you're doing (and proposing :)

For the start I'm focusing on the new LOD Wiki [1], where Kingsley and
Mike have enabled me helping administrating the bits. I'm open for
proposals (e.g. which groups do we need, which other LOD/SemWeb
functionality is missing, etc.). I'd also be available to help
developing and maintaining other areas (such as the events section ..
what is for examples with all these local activities ala bootcamps

IMHO the microformats guys have done a great job promoting their stuff;
this may be in the form of 'cheat sheets' or tutorials.

Again, thanks for all your efforts and keep up the great work! I'm glad
being part of it and willing to contribute, wherever I can and am able
to ;)


[1] http://community.linkeddata.org/MediaWiki/

 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-lod-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:public-lod-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tom Heath
>Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 1:00 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 
>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 
>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
>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,
>Tom Heath
>Platform Team
>Talis Information Ltd
>T: 0870 400 5000
>W: http://www.talis.com/platform
Received on Tuesday, 15 April 2008 11:33:13 UTC

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