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Linking non-open data

From: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:01:44 +0200
Message-ID: <9040E81527B34A9D8CDCE67B67DDB349@tessellate>
To: <public-lod@w3.org>
Cc: "Tassilo Pellegrini" <t.pellegrini@semantic-web.at>, "Andreas Blumauer \(Semantic Web Company\)" <a.blumauer@semantic-web.at>

I hope this is not too off-topic for a mailing list entitled 'linking open 

A question that will surely arise in many places when more people get to 
know about the linked data initiative and the growing infrastructure of 
linked open data is: how can these principles be applied to organizational 
data that might not / only partially be open to the public web? People will 
soon try to develop practices for selectively protecting parts of their 
linked data with fine-grained access rights. Could simple HTTP 
authentication be useful for linked data? How does authentication work for 
SPARQL endpoints containing several named graphs? Can we use RDF 
vocabularies to represent access rights? Should such vocabularies be 

Is there any ongoing work on defining such practices (or even 'best 

Matthias Samwald
Semantic Web Company, Austria // DERI Galway, Ireland
Received on Thursday, 17 April 2008 09:02:32 UTC

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