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Re: Changes to "Benefits" section

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:27:10 +0200
Message-ID: <4E43CA9E.5040809@few.vu.nl>
To: public-xg-lld@w3.org
Hi Tom,

Just a comment on that one:
> -- 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?

I agree with Karen: we could use some more precise wording here. Adrian not having answered my request for a link, so I went and dig up the OKFN definitions myself. There is ready-made stuff to re-use at http://www.opendefinition.org/, especially:
- http://www.opendefinition.org/bibliographic/
- http://www.opendefinition.org/licenses/#Data

In fact I was thinking we could include "Open data" as a separate point (next to Library data, Linked Data and Library Linked Data), re-using *and pointing* to the OKFN page(s).



> -- 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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