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Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:34:04 -0400
Message-ID: <5052433C.4080507@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 9/13/12 4:20 PM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program wrote:
> I DID see the first line, but correct me if I am wrong, what is more 
> important to adoption of Linked Data, the purely technical aspects or 
> the broader issues of the underlying infrastructures?  E.g. Dublin 
> Core addresses metadata issues which have obvious links to the issues 
> I stated earlier.
>
> The underlying infrastructures deal with issues like open access, 
> standards, open source software, open science and online education 
> which requires open online libraries. Now all of these have to be 
> available in local national languages.
>
> So the question is not ONLY nuts and bolts layers superimposed on the 
> existing internet infrastructure.
>
> This dichotomy in thinking is at the heart of many misconceptions 
> about how ICT infrastructures in developing countries can be improved 
> upon.
>
> So the survey of purely technical aspects is a necessary but not 
> sufficient exercise in determining the adoption criteria for linked data.

Maybe, but for now, I want to focus the poll on specific issues 
affecting those that are in a position to try or want to try. As for the 
issue with ICT challenged countries, I am looking into specific 
initiatives targeting such regions e.g., linked open data and government 
etc.. ..

Kingsley
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> *From:* Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
> *To:* public-lod@w3.org
> *Sent:* Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:49 PM
> *Subject:* Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll
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> On 9/13/12 2:28 PM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program wrote:
>> I checked the poll and find missing general ICT infrastructure in 
>> place and access thereto. In countries with poor ICT infrastructures 
>> we cannot even discuss semantic web technologies and open data.
>
> What infrastructure do you have in mind? In the context of the poll I 
> see the following as infrastructure components:
>
> 1. DNS Server
> 2. Web Server.
>
> Please understand that the Semantic Web technology stack is still 
> fundamentally about HTTP driven data access and integration. Thus, I 
> struggle to see how it might exacerbate existing computing 
> infrastructure challenges across nations with poor ICT infrastructure.
>>
>> The biggest hurdles to acceptation and adoption are not purely 
>> technical or conceptual, but of access to general ICT infrastructure 
>> and in particular open access to repositories.
>
> What makes this specific to Linked Data, beyond the issues already 
> outlined in the poll ?
>>
>> How about a global survey of preconditions and criteria for adoption 
>> of linked data and semantic web technologies?
>
> Linked Data, Semantic Web etc. are all about HTTP based data access, 
> representation, integration, and dissemination.
>
> Kingsley
>> Milton Ponson
>> GSM: +297 747 8280
>> PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
>> Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
>> Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for 
>> sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide by creating ICT 
>> tools for NGOs worldwide and: providing online access to web sites 
>> and repositories of data and information for sustainable development
>>
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>> *From:* Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> 
>> <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>
>> *To:* "public-lod@w3.org" <mailto:public-lod@w3.org> 
>> <public-lod@w3.org> <mailto:public-lod@w3.org>; "public-rww@w3.org" 
>> <mailto:public-rww@w3.org> <public-rww@w3.org> 
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>> *Sent:* Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:34 PM
>> *Subject:* Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll
>>
>> All,
>>
>> I've created a poll oriented towards capturing data about issues that 
>> folks find most challenging re., Linked Data Adoption.
>>
>> Please cast your vote as the results will be useful to all Linked 
>> Data stakeholders.
>>
>> Link: http://poll.fm/3w0cb .
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>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
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> Regards,
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> Kingsley Idehen	
> Founder & CEO
> OpenLink Software
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
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