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Re: More ESWC 2008 Linked Data Playground

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 22:41:44 -0400
Message-ID: <4844AF68.20905@openlinksw.com>
To: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>

David Huynh wrote:
> Thanks, Kingsley. Your responses were crystal clear.
> But http://www.eswc2008.org/main_program.html is still devoid of RDF.
Yes :-(

Sean: What's going on with the event's linked data space?

> David
> Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>> David,
>> To this specific point you made:
>> "I believe there need to be a mechanism for rewarding RDF publishing, 
>> or scolding for forgetting. Do you have that mechanism in-place? "
>> My response:
>> 1. Reward for RDF publishing  comes down to the benefits or 
>> opportunity costs associated making a structured data contribution to 
>> the Web. If you contribute structure you open up the possibility for  
>> collective participation by others in the Web Community (users and 
>> developers). If you don't,  then you incur the opportunity costs of 
>> having to do it all yourself.  Expanding my response is best done by 
>> reading some of my most recent posts about the emergence of structure 
>> on the Web in general etc..
>> 2. The mechanism ultimately comes down to degrees to which relevant 
>> things are discovered in a given space e.g spaces espousing the 
>> virtues of Linked Data should honor our best practices and radiate 
>> the values of Linked Data, if they don't, then at the very least, as 
>> a community, we can flag omissions etc..  I pinged you about a little 
>> tweak to you exhibit
>> Now, if my responses are not in line with your question, and I am not 
>> at ESWC 2008, but absolutely honor the value of discourse driven 
>> problem resolution, please extend this conversation via some very 
>> specific suggestions etc..
>> What would you like to see in place in relation to the questions 
>> you've posed? Assuming my responses aren't clear enough?



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