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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:43:38 -0400
Message-ID: <50112D6A.9080503@openlinksw.com>
To: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
CC: "Pablo N. Mendes" <pablomendes@gmail.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 7/26/12 6:50 AM, Michael Brunnbauer wrote:
> Hello Pablo,
>
> nobody doubts that links are useful and part of a plethora of small and big
> databases and APIs.
>
> What I am particularly interested in is: Why should a small/medium sized
> player switch from
>
> -using URLs of pages about things to using URIs that denote things
>
> -APIs and RDBs to RDF/SPARQL/OWL

How about looking at it this way. You are packaging and selling data 
access via the Web. The big challenges are:

1. slicing up value units
2. associating monetary values with those units
3. identifying who has access to units of value, and under what terms 
and conditions.

1-3 happens in a machine readable way. This is the problem solved by 
WebID, WebID authentication protocols, and WebID based access control 
lists. As I am sure you know, the aforementioned are just application of 
Linked Data.

Links:

1. https://plus.google.com/s/webid%20acls%20idehen -- posts and 
exercises showcasing utility of WebID ACLs .

Kingsley
>
> Regards,
>
> Michael Brunnbauer
>
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:18:26PM +0200, Pablo N. Mendes wrote:
>> Would the offer of data and API integration services count? There is linked
>> data without Linked Data:
>> "Factual Places combines data on 58 million local businesses and points of
>> interest with rich APIs to bring context to every point worldwide."
>> http://www.factual.com/solutions/web-and-mobile-apps
>> http://www.factual.com/solutions/enterprise
>>
>> ---
>> Pablo N. Mendes
>> http://pablomendes.com
>> Events: http://wole2012.eurecom.fr (*Deadline: July 31st 2012*)
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:
>>
>>> All,
>>>
>>> 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 :-)
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Kingsley Idehen
>>> Founder & CEO
>>> OpenLink Software
>>> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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>>>
>>>


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
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