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Linked Data Business Model For Subject Matter Experts

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2012 09:56:33 -0400
Message-ID: <501BD891.7050208@openlinksw.com>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>

A perennial challenge for data is the subjective perception of quality.

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in a specific domain can provide immense 
value to Linked Data via linksets that incorporate subject matter domain 

Historically, the main problem has been an inaccurate assumption that 
linkset publication implies free access for everyone, irrespective of 
production and maintenance costs. Fundamentally, this is a function of 
challenges associated with Web-scale verifiable identity and access 
control lists (ACLs).

Most Linked Open Data publications typically emulates the CD-ROM [1] 
style of data delivery, unfortunately. At the current time though, 
bearing in mind the power of WebID as a solution for Web-scale 
verifiable identity, there's foundation in place for a CD-RW [2] model 
of Linked Open Data publication where access and traversal is WebID ACL 

To conclude, SMEs can fix and publish linksets as part of a virtuous 
cycle and ecosystem that's actually more like a webby variant  or 
extension of Amazon's mechanical turk system [3].

BTW -- There's even an HTTP Status code 402 [4] for indicating "Payment 
Required" :-)


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-ROM
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-RW
3. https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome
4. http://bit.ly/OFwxUO -- some of my WebID ACL related posts .



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