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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:56:26 -0500
Message-ID: <CAMVTWDz65K++fGSbsvBJdgmusYgzXrRAdvyYYrvw36+RZGj6eQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>, "Pablo N. Mendes" <pablomendes@gmail.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 6:43 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

> 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.
>
>
mmm.. what problem is this solving? How am I reducing costs and saving
money with this?


> Links:
>
> 1. https://plus.google.com/s/**webid%20acls%20idehen<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/web-and-mobile-apps>
>>> http://www.factual.com/**solutions/enterprise<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
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>
> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen
> Founder & CEO
> OpenLink Software
> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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