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Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:23:20 -0400
Message-ID: <50533DD8.2040700@openlinksw.com>
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 9/14/12 9:45 AM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program wrote:
> OK But it would be useful to your poll to know in advance which target 
> countries are of most interest to you.
>
> E.g. start wit a select group of countries in which the ICT issues I 
> mentioned are not or hardly relevant.
>
> www.terena.org should give you a good idea of where to start.

I can make many other polls. Can't address every scenario in a single 
poll. Also note, you or anyone else can also make a poll :-)


Kingsley
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> *From:* Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
> *To:* public-lod@w3.org
> *Sent:* Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:34 PM
> *Subject:* Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll
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> 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
>> 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>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:49 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll
>>
>> 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> 
>>> <mailto:public-rww@w3.org>; "semantic-web@w3.org" 
>>> <mailto:semantic-web@w3.org> <semantic-web@w3.org> 
>>> <mailto:semantic-web@w3.org>
>>> *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 .
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Kingsley Idehen
>>> Founder & CEO
>>> OpenLink Software
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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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