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Re: Fwd: [Linking-open-data] Drupal 7 to be a major linked data client

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <Kjetil.Kjernsmo@computas.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2008 11:24:10 +0100
To: public-sweo-ig@w3.org
Cc: arto.bendiken@gmail.com
Message-Id: <200803071124.10519.Kjetil.Kjernsmo@computas.com>

On Friday 07 March 2008 11:00:57 Danny Ayers wrote:
>  It's important to keep in mind, however, that this announcement was
>  pretty much an unexpected bombshell dropped on the Drupal community,
>  most Drupal developers not being familiar with RDF or else having
>  already dismissed it back in the pre-SPARQL, all-RDF/XML days. A BDFL
>  [1] has only so much power - it's not necessarily a given that Drupal
>  7.x will follow Dries's vision unless a significant amount of
>  (re)education and awareness work takes place in the community in the
>  next half a year.

Yes, I think it is extremely important that initiatives like this succeed, for 
the whole future of the Semantic Web. Apart from the LOD, which is extremely 
successful in terms of the amount of data it produces and the useful example 
semweb practitioners can show now, we're not there yet in terms of 
applications that people can just use and find useful. The really useful 
applications are not so much on the open web. Moreover, I know a few people 
who have tried and failed, early adopters who adopted it too early, they 
still think it is the way to go, but not yet. 

With the amount of data we now have, and the performance new tools are 
showing, this is starting to be the time where this is getting possible. 

The usefulness of Dries's vision is bi-directional, Drupal will gain from 
semweb and linked data, and we will gain from the experienced gained from 
Drupal's implementation. This is important in the same way the launching of 
the SWEO community projects was important, and I hope that we can all 
recognise it as important for the success of the Semantic Web and help any 
way we can.

Kind regards 

Kjetil Kjernsmo
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