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Re: [Fwd: ANN: DBpedia - New version of the DBpedia dataset released.]

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 13:54:34 +0200
Message-ID: <46DFEA7A.6010308@w3.org>
To: kidehen@openlinksw.com
CC: Susie Stephens <Stephens_Susie_M@lilly.com>, W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>


Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> Ivan Herman wrote:
>> Susie,
>>
>> this was discussed yesterday on the SWEO group...
>>
>> However: I have second thoughts about the SWEO blog on this. The DBPedia
>> work is really the work of the Freie Univesiteit Berlin, and I am not
>> 100% sure that it can/could be considered part of the SWEO project. My
>> only concern is: I do not want Chris to feel that we, sort of, hijack
>> their work for W3C purposes, so to say. Maybe Kingsley can tell us more
>>
>> Ivan
>>
>>   
> Ivan,
> 
> The DBpedia project is not the work of Freie, it's the work of the
> Linking Open Data (LOD) Community (a SWEO Project as described from day
> one). There are many individuals involved in this collaboration.
> 

Oops, you are right. It is not the work of Freie but lot of others.
Sorry about that, no harm intended. My main problem was actually
elsewhere; the reason I was a bit cautious is because the whole work
began (afaik) before the SWEO project started...


> I am somewhat perturbed about this Freie concern.
> 
> Remember, this whole thing runs of a Virtuoso instance in our labs which
> was offered as part of our commitment to this effort under the auspices
> of SWEO.
> 

I know. As I said, sorry about that. My concern was whether the whole
thing was or was not under the auspices of W3C SWEO, not about the
participants...

> If someone as said something to raise these alarms, please let me know
> whom etc..
> 

No, nobody said anything. But I spent 6 years in the comm part of W3C
and I probably turned very sensitive about the image of W3C and want to
avoid giving the impression of an arrogant, overecompassing behemoth
(believe me, those opinions exist:-(

Anyway, I am happy if you feel comfortable with a blog entry; I leave
the details to Susie

I.

> 

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