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Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:52:46 -0400
Message-ID: <50536EEE.4080005@openlinksw.com>
To: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 9/14/12 1:31 PM, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program wrote:
> So we are back to square one, or the proposal for a WG to address all 
> these issues.
>
> Why am I so adamant and cannot keep stressing this point? Because of 
> millions of euros and dollars being spent in overlap on these ICT 
> infrastructures and enabling technologies, including but not limited 
> to ICT for development (ICT4DEV) by UNESCO, FAO (AIMS), UN (Global 
> Pulse) and the EU to mention just Paradiso (www.paradiso-fp7.eu).
>
> So far only librarians, some parts of the academic world and research 
> institutes, a few corporations and science journal publishers want to 
> address the big picture.
>
> Is anyone interested in helping break down the big picture into 
> markets, providers, users, technologies, available national ICT 
> infrastructures and then combine the results of several polls and/or 
> surveys which cover all possible and relevant target groups for 
> polling/surveying into composite overviews?

Just make a poll, I and others will promote and contribute to it.

Kingsley
>
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> *From:* Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
> *To:* public-lod@w3.org
> *Sent:* Friday, September 14, 2012 10:58 AM
> *Subject:* Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll
>
> 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 <mailto: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
>>
>> 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 *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 4:34 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: Linked Data Adoption Challenges Poll
>> 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 *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
>> *Project Paradigm*: A structured approach to bringing the tools for 
>> 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
>>
>> This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and 
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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 .
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>> Regards,
>>
>> Kingsley Idehen
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
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>> Regards,
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>> Kingsley Idehen
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>> OpenLink Software
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>> Kingsley Idehen
>> Founder & CEO
>> OpenLink Software
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>> 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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