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Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:58:46 -0400
Message-ID: <50534626.9080202@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 9/14/12 10:31 AM, Michael Hopwood wrote:
>
> Hmmm. This is a good point. A couple extra questions giving the 
> dimensions of intended use (e.g. timescale, geo, edu/public/private, 
> rough idea of technical platform) would make such data useful.
>

Yes, so maybe make another poll, as I suggested :-)

Kingsley
>
> *From:*Kingsley Idehen [mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com]
> *Sent:* 14 September 2012 15:23
> *To:* ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program
> *Cc:* public-lod@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll
>
> 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 <http://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> 
> <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>
> *To:* public-lod@w3.org <mailto: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:
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>     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
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> sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide by *c*reating 
> 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
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> sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide by *c*reating 
> 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> 
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> *To:* "public-lod@w3.org" <mailto:public-lod@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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> Kingsley Idehen
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Kingsley Idehen	
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OpenLink Software
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