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Re: UK Govt RDF Data Sets

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 10:11:16 +0200
Message-ID: <p2yeb19f3361004160111m995a3a0vd836982758585890@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>
Cc: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 12:53 AM, Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com> wrote:
> Kingsley,
>
> You should address your question directly to the project organisers,
> we're a technology provider and host some of the data but it is not up
> to us when or where the dumps get shared. My understanding is that
> because this is officially sanctioned data they want to ensure that
> the provenance is built into the datasets properly. My hope and wish
> is that the commitment to making dumps available will be built into
> the guidelines the UK Government are working on. But those won't be
> issued during this month because of the election.

Re their provenance requirements, do you know if the right people are
already engaged with the W3C Incubator on this topic; see various
links fwd'd in http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-dev/2010-April/010164.html

It would be very interesting if someone were prepared to digitally
sign the files; or at least to publish checksums on a trusted Web page
in RDFa. Lots of options that could be explored. BTW I get the
impression that similar concerns can be found in the library community
too, when publishing SKOS and wanting to make sure that extensions and
addons mixed into the data later are not mis-attributed to the
original source.

cheers,

Dan
Received on Friday, 16 April 2010 08:11:50 UTC

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