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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:33:12 -0400
Message-ID: <50116338.4040308@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 7/26/12 10:56 AM, Juan Sequeda wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 6:43 AM, Kingsley Idehen 
> <kidehen@openlinksw.com <mailto: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?

Of course you are reducing costs, saving money, and accelerating 
enterprise agility if you have control over 1-3.

If you can't control access to your data using sophisticate policies 
that reflect your data usage domain, the resulting costs will simply 
introduce inertia.

Remember, I did ask for specificity. You are generalizing when you say: 
does it reduce costs or save money. In what business model context? . 
Let's discuss a specific business model associated  with Linked Data.

If you want to talk about enterprise exploitation of Linked Data, that's 
fine. If you want to talk about Data as a Service, that's fine. Let's 
nail down what we are talking about, that's all I ask of you.

Kingsley


>     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 <mailto: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
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
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