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Re: Reuse

From: Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:42:59 +0100
Message-ID: <4FE2ECA3.60909@ontotext.com>
To: Denny Vrandecic <vrandecic@googlemail.com>
CC: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org

Sorry to keep being negative (about the "light" semantics side of things 
here), but it's /not /a competition.

If you want Facebook integration, you have to use the og: properties.

If you want Twitter integration, you have to use the twitter: properties 
(as well).

(Presumably) if you want the search engine integration, you have to use 
the schema: properties (on top of that).

No one's going to say: Google has the largest user base therefore we're 
going to just use schema.org; Web content creators want /all /the 
integrations.

On the vendor side, if one were going to win you might hope (putting 
RDF/Linked Data aside, and despite not being invited to the party) that 
Twitter would have adopted schema.org (the Red Book among Denny's 
analogies). But they haven't.


I'm surprised by the answers saying "we know how to do that". Yes, we 
know how to do that; we often reuse and we can employ reasoning when we 
don't.

Out there, though, in the real world they seem a good year or two away 
from realising that we were right.

Barry


On 21/06/2012 10:22, Denny Vrandecic wrote:
> On 21 Jun 2012, at 09:38, Juan Sequeda wrote:
>> This vocabulary competition is a good thing!
> Yep, competing standards have always proven to be a good thing, just think of the internet protocols before the Web, Hypertext standards before HTML, imperial units of measurements vs SI, RSS vs RSS, microdata vs RDFa, VHS vs Betamax, Blueray vs DVD HD,  all for diversity! :)
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