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Re: XRI and XDI

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:02:14 -0500
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F255BF8F-1963-4450-9413-69040CB8E9E5@ihmc.us>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
FWIW, the Oasis page 

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=xdi

has this on it:

"The XDI TC has developed a new RDF based model... "

which suggests that it now is not being proposed as an alternative to RDF, anyway.

Pat

On Oct 18, 2010, at 10:25 AM, Harry Halpin wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 4:56 PM, Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everybody
>> I just stumbled on XRI and XDI:
>> http://www.xdi.org/modules/tut3/index.php?id=2
>> A quick overview of this seems that it is the same thing as Linked Data. XRI
>> are identifiers (URIs) and XDI is a data interchange format (RDF)
>> "...n which XML data from any data source can be identified, exchanged,
>> linked, and synchronized into a machine-readable "dataweb" just as HTML
>> pages from any content source are linked into the human-readable Web today.
>> What makes this interchange format possible is identifying, describing, and
>> versioning data using XRIs."
>> This is the first that I've heard about this? Who know about the status of
>> this? Who is adopting this?
> 
> It comes mostly from the decentralized ID work and social web work.
> It's main uptake is in the Infocard domain, of which the most working
> software seems to be Project Nori [1]. The W3C TAG thought that XRIs
> could be reduced to URIs [2] but hasn't looked at XDI to my knowledge.
> There are also some questions re XRIs, as an early version of them
> were patented and this led to
> the W3C Royalty Free Patent Policy being formed [3], but the XRI folks
> like Drummond Reed seem to have been working on correcting this. The
> current state of play I'm not sure about it.
> 
> [1]http://projectnori.org
> [2]http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008May/0078
> [3]http://danbri.org/words/2008/01/29/266
> 
>> Cheers
>> Juan Sequeda
>> +1-575-SEQ-UEDA
>> www.juansequeda.com
>> 
> 
> 

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