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Re: More ESWC 2008 Linked Data Playground

From: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:02:57 -0400
Message-ID: <484E7B81.60405@alum.mit.edu>
To: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
CC: public-lod@w3.org

Chris,

Thanks for your response.

As said, I do applaud LOD. It's tremendous social engineering work. I'm 
on this mailing list because I'm intrigued.

I don't wish to repeat the chicken-and-egg discussion. But I think it's 
a major "pressure point" for the SW community. Someone presses that 
pressure point and you/we all jump. After 10 years, it can be classified 
as a chronic problem. I would like to know your/our latest progress on 
solving it. This is an honest inquiry.

At the start of this thread, I was really excited about telling other 
people how they could get open linked data, and was about to point them 
to all the latest SW conferences as examples, but discovered that these 
sites had no data linked. I was gravely disappointed. Then I tried to 
ask how LOD was going about convincing people to publish data. I think 
I've got plenty of answers about that. I don't like those answers, but I 
have no wish to repeat the questions.

Regarding publishing data myself, my work has enabled lots of 
people--who don't give a damn about the SW--to publish 
machine-processible data [1]. These people did not have to be nudged or 
hassled at all; and I'm sure they were busy with their other duties, 
too. I won't go into details as I have to wish for self promotion here.

As I have gotten answers to all of my questions, with all due respect, I 
have no wish to continue this thread. This is my last message on this 
thread. If you really care what I think, please contact me privately.

Thank you all for the discussion.

Best regards,

David
[1] http://simile.mit.edu/mail/ReadMsg?listName=General&msgId=25315
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