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Re: Why is it bad practice to consume Linked Data and publish opaque HTML pages?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:17:16 -0400
Message-ID: <51586F9C.7090101@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 3/31/13 7:42 AM, Dominic wrote:
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> Should this be stipulated as part of a license agreement?

CC-BY-SA is an example of such a license.

Kingsley
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> Dominic
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> *From:* Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
> *To:* "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
> *Sent:* Saturday, 30 March 2013, 14:35
> *Subject:* Why is it bad practice to consume Linked Data and publish 
> opaque HTML pages?
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> All,
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> " Citing sources is useful for many reasons: (a) it shows that it 
> isn't a half-baked idea I just pulled out of thin air, (b) it provides 
> a reference for anybody who wants to dig into the subject, and (c) it 
> shows where the ideas originated and how they're likely to evolve." -- 
> John F. Sowa [1].
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> An HTTP URI is an extremely powerful citation and attribution 
> mechanism. Incorporate Linked Data principles and the power increases 
> exponentially.
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> It is okay to consume Linked Data from wherever and publish HTML 
> documents based on source data modulo discoverable original sources 
> Linked Data URIs.
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> It isn't okay, to consume publicly available Linked Data from sources 
> such as the LOD cloud and then republish the extracted content using 
> HTML documents, where the original source Linked Data URIs aren't 
> undiscoverable by humans or machines.
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> The academic community has always had a very strong regard for 
> citations and source references. Thus, there's no reason why the 
> utility of Linked Data URIs shouldn't be used to reinforce this 
> best-practice, at Web-scale .
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> Links:
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> 1. http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/ontolog-forum/2013-03/msg00084.html 
> -- ontolog list post .
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> Regards,
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> Kingsley Idehen
> Founder & CEO
> OpenLink Software
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
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OpenLink Software
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