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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:30:55 -0500
Message-ID: <CAMVTWDwBnbwG0PiS=t4W0+mfF+0LAy5sU4yUdteoy1NG5PALzA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:

>  On 7/26/12 10:56 AM, Juan Sequeda wrote:
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> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 6:43 AM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>wrote:
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>> 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.
>

Let's talk about enterprise exploitation of Linked Data




>
> Kingsley
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>
>> 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
>>>>> Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/**blog/~kidehen<
>>>>> http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen>
>>>>> Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen
>>>>> Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/**112399767740508618350/about
>>>>> <https://plus.google.com/112399767740508618350/about>
>>>>> LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/**kidehen<
>>>>> http://www.linkedin.com/in/kidehen>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
>> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>>  Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
>> Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen
>>
>> Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/112399767740508618350/about
>> LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kidehen
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> --
>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen	
> Founder & CEO
> OpenLink Software
> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
> Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
> Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen
> Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/112399767740508618350/about
> LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kidehen
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