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Re: call to arms

From: <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 22:22:28 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <201003300522.o2U5MSXN003527@rust.entic.net>
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
CC: paoladimaio10@googlemail.com, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
> On 30 Mar 2010, at 05:26, Karl Dubost wrote:
> 
> Le 29 mars 2010 à 19:39, henry.story@bblfish.net a écrit :
>>
>> So my strategy is to do the opposite:
>> take a web service that allready has excellent UX designers and:
>> 
>> - add rdfa to the profile document
>> - add a "create WebId" button
>> - make it possible to logon to the site in one click
>> 
> +1000 but that means that we have been able to convince people with 
> sexy web sites ;)
> And without good looking materials, we're back at the start.
> 
> Good looking Web sites are not only for Mr/Ms Smith.
> 
>> Everytime we add a new site, we convince more people. It is getting 
>> easier all the time.
> 
> agreed.
> 
>> My labor is free for the next 6months. 
>> What cool open source web service do you think would most benefit from having foaf+ssl added on? 
> 
> Maybe you should try to propose something to Mozilla Labs and/or Drumbeat Projects
> http://www.drumbeat.org/
> https://mozillalabs.com/

Good idea. But I am not the only one. FOAF+SSL is open source, and we have
code for java, perl, python, and php, and c. It is not that difficult to
implement, so others here can help along too.

> Does it have to be opensource only?

I only work free for open source. Proprietary would be very expensive.

>> Distributed social networks is the story. Owning your information. 
>> Being in charge ofyour life. Removing big brother from your life. 
>> We don't have to live in 1984!
> 
> Though we do not live that much in 1984.

People like to ignore what is painful. The more you look the more weird
things you find. For example this story:

"School laptop spy case prompts Wiretap Act rethink" http://bit.ly/dpXXs4 
The school did video surveillance using the laptop camera of the pupils!

> It is a lot more like The Brave New World.
> http://www.recombinantrecords.net/docs/2009-05-Amusing-Ourselves-to-Death.html
> Which is even scarier.

A mix of the two perhaps. 
> 
> ps: btw, I'm always amazed (in a good way) at the will and dynamism of the Linked Data/Semantic Web community. 
> 
> -- 
> Karl Dubost
> Montréal, QC, Canada
> http://www.la-grange.net/karl/
> 
> 
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