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From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 19:24:42 +0200
To: Dunja Ewinger <de@webxcerpt.com>
Cc: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <22215.1181237082@ubuhebe>


> Hi,
> there seem to be 2 favorites:
> 
> 1. "Unleash your data" (unleashes your data)
> 2. "Data Unleashed"
> 
> I personally would push "unleashes your data".

So, that's three options, not 2!

    1. "Unleash your data"
    2. "Data Unleashed"
    3. "Unleashes your data"

It a little early to vote, I think.  Unless people are really tired of
talking about it, or there's an immediate deadline.  (is there?)

My choice would depend on the context.  Number 1 is for when you're
trying to convince someone to use a system that implements RDF.  Numbers
2 and 3 are for when you're just trying to convey what the Semantic Web
is.  

I feel a subtle difference between 2 and 3 which makes me lean toward 2.
I think it's this: Number 2 says the Semantic Web *is* data, while
Number 3 says the Semantic Web is something active, something which
manages data.  Number 2 fits my way of thinking better -- I usually
consider the web to be made up of documents, not to be some system which
handles documents for me.  (Of course, there are times when I dig into
the system details, but not usually when I am a user.)  I would expect
to hear people say that "foaf data is part of the semantic web", not
"foaf data is available from the semantic web."  But I wouldn't be
shocked to hear the second form (corresponding to #3), so,
... whatever. :-)

      -- Sandro
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