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Re: A Distributed Economy -- A blog involving Linked Data

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2013 18:18:25 +0100
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To: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Cc: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
On 5 January 2013 07:31, Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think I read somewhere that to meet the challenges of the 21st century
> we must innovate at 1000 times the rate that we did in the 20th century.
> Now the 20th century was impressive. We saw the evolution of the
> automobile, the introduction of the airplane, a man on the moon, the
> internet, the world wide web, the invention of the transistor, etc.
> Unfortunately, most of this innovation is now in academia and it is done by
> people so specialized that frequently they do not understand what others
> are doing. I've read again and again that collaboration is key. But how?
>

Collaboration is achieved by finding people with similar ideas with a
similar level of readiness.


>
> In graduate school I frequently checked out books, and looked online at
> things that were outside my field of study. After doing this for a period
> of time, I came to the realization that what I really was doing (and
> desiring) was finding the connections between things. I was mapping things
> out. I also concluded that it was not likely that I would know everything
> in my lifetime even though I may have desired to. So what to do? Enter
> linked data.
>
> If I could have things organized for my own personal use, it would be
> likely that it would be useful as well to others. Subject areas and
> concepts could be related. Projects could be described in terms of how
> their individual components fit together. Other projects could use common
> terms as well as logic so that it was apparent how they were related.
> People would be more organized, they would get things done faster, and they
> would discover things that they may have never thought of.
>
> Projects also need to be funded though. And frequently, like projects
> built for Linux, there are projects that depend on other projects.
> Everybody wants to be rewarded, and deserves to. So what could happen if
> someone makes a donation or pays for something? Well, they could help out
> everyone else that made them successful. Enter distributed funding (
> http://adistributedeconomy.blogspot.com/2012/03/distributed-funding.html).
> Funding flows from one project to another based on the project's choosing.
>

Personally I think that both public and private capital allocation could be
modernized in line with the projects that add value.  There is a big
opportunity there, but the policy tends to lag the technology.


>
> Given the logic is sound, this still is a bit hard for the end-user. A GUI
> could help. There are various means for visual queries such as Viquen (
> http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1434099), Gruff for AllegroGraph (
> http://www.franz.com/agraph/gruff/) , NITELIGHT (
> https://www.usukita.org/papers/3283/details.html), MashQL (
> http://www.jarrar.info/publications/onisw10-jarrar.pdf.htm), Quelo (
> ceur-ws.org/Vol-745/paper_58.pdf)....etc. I believe RDF should be
> visualized, SPARQL (or other) queries should be visualized, and
> construction of ontologies (if possible). I feel I still need to understand
> the mathematics behind these to say much.
>

Visualization normally helps.


>
> People may also want this embedded into a front end such as Friendica,
> Diaspora, or Apache Wave. And of course, there needs to be a way to
> federate these.
>

I'm unsure these systems will ever federate, but live in hope.  The GNU
Consenus project is a new idea hoping to achieve that.

One project I like is:

http://my-profile.eu/

But there are more..


> Where could this be launched? Small groups. Perhaps a HackerSpace, Fablab,
> or MakerSpace. These people seem to crave something different, and since
> they tend to try to be Renaissance people it just might fly. Of course, you
> still have the selling problem. I've had this problem, but it was mostly
> due to a lack of full understanding of the subject area. So, narrowing
> down, as Eric Ries might suggest, was a bit of a problem. I saw on this
> mailing list that Kingsley Idenhen was trying to convice people to use
> turtle. It's true. It seems a little bit easier to understand than RDF/XML.
>

I have found the Community group system launched a year ago to be quite
productive.  It's always good to get fresh ideas and perspective tho...


>
> elf Palvik, it seems we have similar goals. Very similar. I'd love to hear
> more. Thanks elf Palvik and Melvin for your link to the web payments group.
> I'm not certain where it will go, but I'll see what happens. :)
>
>
>
>
> http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/panel/hackerspaces-diybio-and-citizen-science-rise-tinkering-and-prototype-culture
>
>
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>> *From:* Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
>> *To:* public-lod@w3.org
>> *Sent:* Monday, December 31, 2012 10:16 PM
>> *Subject:* A Distributed Economy -- A blog involving Linked Data
>>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> This spring I started a blog that deals with Linked Data, among other
>> things. It is called A Distributed Economy. I am not certain that it will
>> work, or that I even will be able to accomplish it on my own. The exciting
>> thing however, is that I am discovering that a lot of the parts of it are
>> being built. I hope that sharing this blog will be of value to the
>> community. I cannot claim to be an expert. Actually, my formal education is
>> in Chemical Engineering. But it is exciting.
>>
>> It may be found at: http://adistributedeconomy.blogspot.com/
>>
>> If you'd like, please let me know what you think. I'm always trying to
>> discover new things, and discover things I haven't thought of.
>>
>> -Brent
>>
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