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Re: The next Internet giant: linking open data, providing open access to repositories

From: Sw-MetaPortal-ProjectParadigm <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 12:56:34 -0800 (PST)
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <770177.61323.qm@web45508.mail.sp1.yahoo.com>
Kinglsey,

I would very much like to know what it will take to start up just such a federation.

There are technical standards, legal issues of copyright and numerous others to explore.

How do we go about designing a framework for the federation, i.e. a defining framework document and the requirements for each participating space?

And to use analogies from the community of self-autonomous entities, will all spaces be equal like e.g. nations or will we have city-states, capitol districts, autonomous territories, provinces and the likes to identify the interrelatedness and dependency structure of the spaces.

A federation presupposes common ideals, principles, standards, and intentions governed by a declaring, defining document and a constituting, instituting document.

I know of at least three spaces myself would like to join such a federation as soon as possible!

We have all the essential building blocks in place, who will step to the fore to create and form part of a council of founding fathers for just such an endeavor?

The exciting part of this process is that both consumers groups of information and producers/providers of information represented in such a space of linked data could form part of the federation.

By doing so you will create a much better feedback loop about what users would actually appreciate in functionality first, obviously building on the standards created by W3C et alii.

An exciting idea this federation!

Milton Ponson
GSM: +297 747 8280
Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation
PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
www.rainbowwarriors.net
Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide
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--- On Sun, 12/7/08, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Subject: Re: The next Internet giant: linking open data, providing open access to repositories
To: metadataportals@yahoo.com
Cc: "semantic-web" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-lod" <public-lod@w3.org>
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2008, 7:14 PM

Sw-MetaPortal-ProjectParadigm wrote:
> The next Internet giant company will be linking open data and providing
open access to repositories, in the process seamlessly combining both paid for
subscriptions, Creative Commons or similar license based or open source software
schemes.
> 
> Revenues will be generated among other things from online advertising
streams currently not utilized by Google or Yahoo!
> 
> In the big scheme of things this company will redefine the concept of
internet search to provide access to deep(er) web levels of data and information
for which users will be willing to pay an annual flat fee subscription.
> 
> Sound improbable? Non-profit organizations dedicated to providing global
open access will soon start exploring just such business schemes to determine if
it is feasible to fund and maintain the server farms, hard and software to do
just that.
> 
Milton,

Not improbable, that's what coming :-)

The only tweak of you statement would be this: there will be a federation of
linked data spaces rather than a single behemoth :-)

Kingsley
> 
> Milton Ponson
> GSM: +297 747 8280
> Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation
> PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
> Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
> www.rainbowwarriors.net
> Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for
sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide
> www.projectparadigm.info
> NGO-Opensource: Creating ICT tools for NGOs worldwide for Project Paradigm
> www.ngo-opensource.org
> MetaPortal: providing online access to web sites and repositories of data
and information for sustainable development
> www.metaportal.info
> SemanticWebSoftware, part of NGO-Opensource to enable SW technologies in
the Metaportal project
> www.semanticwebsoftware.org
> 
> 


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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com







      
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