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Re: Re[2]: The next Internet giant: linking open data, providing open access to repositories

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 01:33:50 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0812071633v62c14ac3o2bdddd1e3e8c3837@mail.gmail.com>
To: metadataportals@yahoo.com
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>

2008/12/8 Sw-MetaPortal-ProjectParadigm <metadataportals@yahoo.com>:
> Dear Sir,
>
> If you mean by trolling (Wikipedia definition):

Yes.

> I must disagree.
>
> You seem to be upset by this Rainbow Warrior metaphor (an open license
> metaphor courtesy of the Canadian Cree nation, not owned by Greenpeace) and
> have your mind made up that we are looking to subvert normal discussion on
> topics related to the semantic web.

No.


> If some of the ideas I have been floating are considered are considered
> provoking, maybe, but provoke stimulating looking at old issues from new
> angles.

Which can only be good.

> All I will do here is repeat what our organization proposes to do i.e. use
> ICT to empower stakeholders in sustainable development worldwide, something
> that the UN despite its vast resources and programs has failed to get off
> the ground, an opinion shared by thousands of large non-profits and
> governments alike.

There you confuse me.

> The semantic web forms an important in this, and it is absolutely necessary
> that we build the information society today that is needed to tackle climate
> adaptation, food security, renewable energy technology development and
> implementation and even combat poverty and disease by using ICT and the
> internet in particular.

..and more.

> Which is a very relevant issue.

Please don't get me wrong, a troll on this list is noteworthy. I
accept your disclaimer.

But some kind of motivation, and where you have landed is the land of
innovation. It's a really good sign.

Cheers,
Danny.


-- 
http://danny.ayers.name
Received on Monday, 8 December 2008 00:34:27 GMT

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