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Re: Countries and ISO 3166

From: Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 22:06:30 +0200
Message-ID: <485C0DC6.9080303@koeln.de>
To: public-lod@w3.org

Bernard Vatant wrote:
> 1.  lingvoj.org provides so far URI only for ISO 639 languages, not for 
> ISO 3166 countries.

Whoops, sorry, I misread this.

> For the big picture I wish we had some ISO codes  Linked Data space 
> maintained by ISO itself, but there is no sign of such a thing like ISO 
> entering the Linked Data space AFAIK. But this is a general issue I 
> think the "Linked Data shopping list" is trying to address. 
> Authoritative organisations defining those widely used codes are not 
> rushing into publishing those codes as linked data.
> So you have those private initiatives like geonames.org and lingvoj.org, 
> of which launch maintenance is a private initiative, depending on good 
> will and bandwidth of basically a single person for each resource. 
> Availability and reliability of such codes are far too important to 
> consider such a solution sustainable, so we as a community have really 
> to be proactive towards the authoritative sources, find good arguments 
> to push them to publish, and help them technically to do so properly. 

+1

Simon
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