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Re: [Information Gathering] next steps: syndication, good weblocation - here is the reason

From: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2007 17:02:33 +0200
Message-ID: <4613BE09.4020308@dfki.de>
To: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@dfki.de>
CC: Lee Feigenbaum <feigenbl@us.ibm.com>, public-sweo-ig@w3.org


I finally found the page that really inspired me to the whole "portal" idea:

This is their homepage:

Its a page of a company that makes something "like the" Semantic-Web but 
not exactly.
It hit me in November, because these small startups make good-sounding 
websites, and we don't.

What I especially hate is:
"I use ROR and it made my life a better place, John Doe, CEO of blah.com"

I want statements as this on our portal:
"I use Semantic Web and it cured cancer. John Doe, CEO ChibaImplants.com"

btw: rorweb was one of the reasons made me join sweo
(read the funny story:     http://leobard.twoday.net/20061113/)


It was Leo Sauermann who said at the right time 04.04.2007 16:03 the 
following words:
> Lee, Kingsley,
> A good discussion, it brought out what we really want.
> It was Kingsley Idehen who said at the right time 02.04.2007 15:49 the 
> following words:
>> Lee et al,
>> How far away is <http://projects.semwebcentral.org/> from what you 
>> are seeking? 
> Far. Its not inviting for outsiders. It is a beginning, but its not 
> welcoming.
> This is more what we need as a start page:
> http://projects.semwebcentral.org/?page_id=7
> then delve into projects, conferences, etc.
>> 1/ SWEO editor/editors/task force begins classification of prominent 
>> resources
>> 2/ SWEO/community developer(s)/task force builds survey that lets 
>> resource publishers (more general than "tool developers" in my mind) 
>> classify their matierals
>> 3/ SWEO editors keep an eye on classifications and refine anything 
>> that seems amiss
> It was Lee Feigenbaum who said at the right time 01.04.2007 00:17 the 
> following words:
>> We can't do it if people don't want to do it as part of SWEO's work. 
>> Kingsley, this isn't a technical argument I've been making (it never 
>> has been!). It's an argument as to the work SWEO should undertake to 
>> successfully use the data to accomplish education and outreach goals. 
>> Leo wrote:
>> """
>> And we can then encourage independent 3rd parties to aggregate the 
>> data and provide the interface
>> I asked Susie for her thoughts about this and she proposes exactly 
>> this, stick to information gathering.
>> Making a web interface that is user-friendly (especially newbie 
>> friendly) and is managed by W3C is tricky, because W3C is a 
>> technology standardization body and not an education body.
>> """
>> ...which is what I've been disagreeing about all along. Your messages 
>> have focused on technology details, which to me seem completely 
>> orthogonal to the messages I've been sending.
>> Lee

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