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Re: Owning URIs (Was: Yet Another LOD cloud browser)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 11:01:52 -0400
Message-ID: <4A117860.6040901@openlinksw.com>
To: Wolfgang Orthuber <orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>
CC: Li Ding <dingl@cs.rpi.edu>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
Wolfgang Orthuber wrote:
>> It is important to track the ownership (further provenance) of the
>> description of URI. we may want to know who published the definition,
>> and where the definition is copied from. Being able to connect RDF
>> triples with authors is an important step towards the social semantic
>> web.
>
> In my proposal the name of the defining domain is included in the URI. 
> It determines the decisive definition.
> Responsible is the owner of the defining domain.
>
> Wolfgang
>
>
Wolfgang,

A URL is a URI. It identifies an address.
A URI embodies URLs and URNs.
You can refer to things using HTTP URIs or URNs.
You can refer to things and resolve descriptions of said things via HTTP 
URIs.

In all cases, URIs inherently posses domain ownership implications via 
the "authority" component.

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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Monday, 18 May 2009 15:02:34 GMT

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