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Changes to "Benefits" section

From: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:04:39 -0400
To: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110810210439.GA35768@julius>
In follow-up to a Skype call yesterday in which we discussed comments received,
I have edited the Benefits page as follows (see diff [1]):

-- Added sentence at the end of the Scope section: 

    Note that Linked Data technology per se does not require data to be "open"
    -- i.e., publicly available under a license that permits free use -- though
    the potential of the technology is best realized when data is published as
    Linked Open Data (LOD)." 

   Is everyone in agreement with this somewhat simplified characterization of
   "open" data?

-- Added sentence proposed by the "Issues and Recommendations" group:

    History shows that all technologies are transitory, and the history of
    information technology suggests that specific data formats are especially
    short-lived.  By making a clean distinction between the meaning of data
    ("semantics") and specific data structures ("syntax" or "formats"), Linked
    Data will lead to the creation of better, more durable descriptive
    standards.

-- Renamed section "Benefits to Developers and Vendors" and added:

    Library vendors that support Linked Data will be able to market their
    products outside of the library world, while vendors outside the library
    world may be able to adapt their more generic products to the specific
    requirements of libraries. 

Tom

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/index.php?title=Benefits&diff=5697&oldid=5689
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