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Re: The Guardian Open Platform and Data Store

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:20:18 -0400
Message-ID: <49B6D992.9090404@openlinksw.com>
To: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
John Goodwin wrote:
> Some/all of you probably heard that the Guardian released their new Open Platform/Data Store today [1]. 
>
> Wouldn't it be great to see this as part of the linked data web?? [2]
>   
Big time!

Clearly old media stalwarts are catching on to the "Fish" vs "Wine" 
analogy re. data. 

To quote:
"Comment, as Guardian founding editor CP Scott said, is free, but facts 
are sacred." -- The Guardian's editor-in-chief on why data matters.

There only been a two week lag between the New York Times effort and the 
Guardian response.

They have chat spaces at:
1. http://groups.google.com/group/guardian-api-talk
2. http://groups.google.com/group/guardian-data-talk  (*this one has a 
callout re. Linked Data already :-) * ).

Also note, since they use Google Spreadsheet as the data space, the 
RDFization shouldn't be that difficult (Google Spreadsheet supports 
Named Ranges).


Kingsley

> John
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> [1] http://simonwillison.net/2009/Mar/10/openplatform/
> [2] http://johngoodwin225.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/the-guardian-open-platform-and-data-store/
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