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Re: Searching for LOV responsibles : the Drake equation

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:08:16 +0200
Message-ID: <CAK4ZFVE9jNvv0Z+7BZjEyJpsSRZ_5G8qecvsRJKD+LvM8oOcAw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Hello all

I let the experiment run two months more than expected, so it's time to
make a point

In the document at http://bit.ly/WB0ad5 we have as of today 67 vocabularies
out of 316 listed (21%) with a declared responsible/curator. Note that
since the doc was open, 25 more vocabularies have been added to the LOV
data base but not to the spreadsheet (to do). The spreadsheet is kept open
so if you have second thoughts you can still add/modify/delete entries.
Doing so please don't forget to fill the "responding date" column.

I think the results are not that bad, given that this file contains only a
part of the many people we have been in contact since the beginning of the
LOV project, the number of which I'm trying now to figure by scanning
hundreds of messages, to get internally a consolidated list of responsible
agents.

The idea behind all this is to set up some sort of social layer over the
LOV ecosystem. Not sure right now what will be the right tool to achieve
that. I started months ago a G+ community which quickly gathered over a
hundred of inscriptions, but which has no real activity.

All ideas welcome.

Bernard


2013/1/31 Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>

> Hello all
>
> Apologies for cross-posting, but Kingsley started it :)
> And I've reduced the cc list to a minimum ...
>
> I had a couple of feedback those days by people who understood that the
> open spreadsheet referenced below [1] was aimed either at claiming prefixes
> for vocabularies, or submitting vocabularies to LOV, whatever.
> Please refer to the original discussion on public-vocab [2] to understand
> what it is about, but I want to clarify it agian here : This initiative is
> an experiment to identify for each of the 300+ current vocabularies
> gathered in LOV, a responsible person as of today for the availability,
> content, past and foreseeable future management of the vocabulary.
> This information is different of what can be found in the vocabulary
> metadata or documentation if any, in particular for vocabularies published
> years ago.
>
> Assuming that :
> - Such responsible people do exist for a reasonable proportion (p1) of the
> vocabularies.
> - Among those, a reasonable proportion (p2) do lurk on either public-lod,
> public-vocabs or semantic-web list, or wherever this message will be pushed
> via social networks.
> - Among those, a reasonable proportion (p3) is ready to raise a hand
> saying : yes, that's me!
> - Among those, a reasonable proportion (p4) considers the proposed method
> as a sensible way to do so.
> - Among those, a reasonable proportion (p5) will actually do so.
>
> The above assumptions lead to a number of answers
> N = p1.p2.p3.p4.p5.V
> where V is the number of vocabularies in the LOV cloud
>
> Similar to Drake equation [3] At the difference of aliens, though, some
> vocabulary responsible have already given signs of life. In the first week,
> 18 people have been listed, representing 39 vocabularies ... out of more
> than 300.
> Showing at least that all above factors are strictly positive, which is
> good start ... if it's only a start.
> In short, more aliens are welcome to show up at [1]
>
> I've given an arbitrary delay of one month for this experiment. Basically,
> at the end of February, we'll make the counts and try to evaluate the value
> of each of the above factors. I'm afraid the critical one is p1, actually,
> but I would be happy to be proven wrong.
>
> Last word : if you want to show up for a vocabulary not yet listed at [1]
> feel free to do so by adding an entry in the spreadsheet, but at the same
> time please submit it to LOV using the "suggest" form at [4], and don't
> forget to read [5] before in order to make sure your vocabulary is LOV-able.
>
> Thanks for your attention!
>
> Bernard
>
> [1] http://bit.ly/WB0ad5
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2013Jan/0125.html
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation
> [4] http://lov.okfn.org/dataset/lov/suggest/
> [5] http://lov.okfn.org/dataset/lov/Recommendations_Vocabulary_Design.pdf
>
> 2013/1/22 Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
>
>>  On 1/22/13 11:45 AM, Bernard Vatant wrote:
>>
>> ACTION
>>
>> Make a list of "globally adopted schemas" (vocabularies)  and put a *
>> responsible* agent name/email/URI whatever Web identifier in front of it
>> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiYc9tLJbL4SdHByWkRYUkYxZU5qS1lQOE5FV0hiNlE#gid=0
>> Free to edit by anyone. If you are* currently responsible* for a
>> vocabulary, put your name and contact email address.
>> Let's take a month to see what we can gather. A month from now I will
>> mail all declared responsible to have confirmation, lock the document, and
>> add this information to LOV vocabularies description.
>>
>>
>> Best
>>
>> Bernard
>>
>>
>> FYI
>>
>> --
>>
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>>
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