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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:50:49 -0400
Message-ID: <50169139.3020601@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 7/30/12 8:11 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
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> On 26 July 2012 00:08, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com 
> <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
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>     All,
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>     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.
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>     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.
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>     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.
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>     Hopefully, the floor is now open to everyone that has a vested
>     interest in this very important matter :-)
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> I think we need a paid app store for the web
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> Plenty of examples of people writing apps, deploying them to mobile 
> and making good revenue
>
> Why should it not be as easy to deploy to 'The Web'

Great point!

A webby application store driven by the likes of GoodRelations, FOAF 
Profiles, SIOC data spaces, WebID ACLs, and Payswarm is something that's 
missing re. poweful Linked Data showcase outside the realms of dataset 
publishing. Imagine if developers could produce Linked Data apps for 
desktops, notebooks, tables, and phones that were easy to discover, 
courtesy of the kind of serendipity inherent in Web-scale Linked Data 
meshes. Basically, you end up with something as simple as:

Developer Activity:

1. write app
2. describe app -- using something as simple as a turtle document
3. deploy app to a Web location -- e.g., dropbox or an ftp location
4. ACL protect access to the app via WebID
5. use WebID watermarked X.509 certificate as the license file which 
enforces terms of use
6. announce app via a Tweet, G+, Facebook, LinkedIn post.

Note: this system would be federated and endowed with a SPARQL endpoint 
giving developers the option to maintain their own app stores etc..
In addition, existing App stores that offer APIs would be hooked into 
the system via wrapper / proxy services that produce Linked Data etc..

Very cool idea!


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>     Regards,
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>     Kingsley Idehen
>     Founder & CEO
>     OpenLink Software
>     Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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