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Re: Draft Charter for Semantic Web for Health-care and Life Sciences Group

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 15:30:47 +0100
Message-ID: <4315BF16.2070001@w3.org>
To: Carole Goble <carole@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Carole Goble wrote:

>
> Eric
>
> I applaud the initiative, but why "the business value" only? We have 
> seen that Uniprot RDF is a public service, not a commercial 
> initiative. The public repositories, organisations like EMBL and NCBI, 
> and local labs who produce valuable curation services and tools, do 
> not talk in terms of "business value" but it the value to the 
> scientific community.

...who are themselves at one remove from the ultimate beneficiaries. The 
point of
all this presumably is to improve the health and hence happiness of 
ordinary
folk around the world.

Dan

> Its ain't all Pharmas :-)
Received on Wednesday, 31 August 2005 14:30:55 GMT

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