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Linked Data Business Models?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:08:40 -0400
Message-ID: <50106E68.7020600@openlinksw.com>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>

There is a tendency assume an eternal lack of functional and scalable 
business models with regards to Linked Data. I think its time for an 
open discussion about this matter.

It's no secret, I've never seen business models as challenging Linked 
Data. Quite the contrary. That said, instead of a dump from me about my 
viewpoints on Linked Data models, how about starting this discussion by 
identifying any non "Advertising based business model" that have 
actually worked on the Web to date.

As far as I know, "Advertising" and "Surreptitious Personal Profile Data 
Wholesale" are the only models that have made a difference to the bottom 
lines of: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! and other non eCommerce 
oriented behemoths.

Based on the above, let's have a serious and frank discussion about 
business models with the understanding agreement that one size will 
never fit all, ever, so this rule cannot be overlooked re. Linked Data. 
Also remember, Business models aren't silver bullets, they are typically 
aligned with markets (qualified and quantified pain points) and the 
evolving nature of tangible and monetizable value.

Hopefully, the floor is now open to everyone that has a vested interest 
in this very important matter :-)



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