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Re: URIs / Ontology for Physical Units and Quantities

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Thu, 07 May 2015 09:10:59 +0200
Message-ID: <554B1003.5000002@wwelves.org>
To: "martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org" <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, Wes Turner <wes.turner@gmail.com>
CC: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Hi Martin,

On 05/07/2015 12:31 AM, martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org wrote:
> The problem is not the one time generation. The problems are as follows:
I find your questions very important and seeming based on years of
experience in this field.

> 
> 1. Copyright - Are you allowed to republish the code set as RDF?
If not I don't really want to use it to describe data i publish!

> 2. Sustainability - Are you commited to keep the URIs dereferencable, or will some domain grabber take the domain name once the creator has completed his/her PhD and lost interest.
I guess many of us have noticed recent discussion in LOV G+ community
"What's happening to http://vocab.deri.ie/ ?"
https://plus.google.com/+BernardVatant/posts/SrqvxvPGkpd
For that purpose many established companies working with Linked Data
created https://w3id.org/ - Permanent Identifiers for the Web

> 3. Updates - Will you keep the RDF version in sync whenever the standard changes?
For that one would need to push URIs upstream, and than data publishers
can also data described with those schemas / enumerations *in sync* by
their systems regularly dereferencing used terms and finding in their
descriptions owl:deprecated or schema:supersededBy etc.

> 
> Unless there is a clear "yes" to all three questions, it is better to use the official codes than derived URIs.
I see Linked Data offering freedom and not making publishers depending
on mercy of archaic organizations often not even understanding this
technology. I believe that coordinating efforts between Web Schemas Task
Force, Linked Open Vocabularies Community, Permanent Identifier CG as
well as Wikidata, could result in finding modern webby way of managing
vocabularies, enumerations and other common references!

* https://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas
* https://plus.google.com/communities/108509791366293651606
* https://www.w3.org/community/perma-id/
* https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Community_portal

Cheers!

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> Martin
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>> On 06 May 2015, at 23:56, Wes Turner <wes.turner@gmail.com> wrote:
Received on Thursday, 7 May 2015 07:11:06 UTC

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