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Re: Analyzing the success of LOD

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 10:04:31 -0500
Message-ID: <49ABF57F.7060404@openlinksw.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: Daniel Schwabe <dschwabe@inf.puc-rio.br>, public-lod@w3.org, Andraz Tori <andraz@zemanta.com>, Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Dan Brickley wrote:
> On 2/3/09 15:23, Daniel Schwabe wrote:
>> On 02/03/2009 10:55, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
>>> ...
>>> De-referencable URIs, Negotable Representation of Resource
>>> Descriptions, and other elements of the Linked Data Web's FORCE as are
>>> simply there to be tapped by current/next generation of innovators on
>>> the Web and/or across the Enterprise en route to solving real
>>> problems. Examples ares would include:
>>> 1. Identity (decentralized and non-repudiatable variety via foaf+ssl
>>> which is ultimately going to be sparql+ssl) -- then we can fix mail,
>>> commenting and other critical aspects of the Web and Internet
>> Hmmm, are you proposing this as an alternative to, say, OpenID? Can you
>> elaborate on this a bit more?
> I for one would be upset to see foaf+ssl promoted as a rival to 
> OpenID. The two approaches should play well in the same environment, I 
> hope. For example, logging into my OpenID provider with SSL certs...
> Dan

I am talking about FOAF+SSL and the use of SSL verification extensions 
to facilitate secure de-referencing without Web page bound 
authentication. FOAF+SSL is not an alternative, it is simply the 
solution for secure and intelligent de-referencing when Web Page based 
authentication isn't an option. You know this anyway :-)

If you look at the scope, of late, we are writing Web ID (personal URI) 
or Web Key (IFP values like Online Account URIs) to the self-signed 

Henry: note the new term "Web Key". I use this as the analog of a Unique 
or Primary Key in an RDBMS. Goal is to make RDBMS and Web DBMS 
technology alignment simple via terminology juxtaposition. I've also 
noticed that FriendFeed is using the term: Key when it generates data 
access tokens.


1. http://esw.w3.org/topic/foaf+ssl
2. http://demo.openlinksw.com/cert .



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