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Re: SOPA, Wikipedia, and dbpedia

From: Markus Krötzsch <markus.kroetzsch@cs.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:25:52 +0000
Message-ID: <4F1584F0.20808@cs.ox.ac.uk>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org
On 17/01/12 13:33, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:
> +1
>
> You should rather send this email to the dbpedia discussion list,
> shouldn't you?

Indeed.

To this list, on the other hand, I could suggest to implement a similar 
blackout should on semanticweb.org (the wiki which we just revived, not 
its subdomains).

Markus


>
>
> Le 17/01/2012 12:58, Mischa Tuffield a écrit :
>> Hi All,
>>
>> Following on from the news that the English Wikipedia is going dark in
>> opposition to the SOPA/PIPA tomorrow (2012-01-18) given the activity
>> in the US [1], I wonder whether we as the Semantic Web Community feel
>> like we should turn around and turn off dbpedia? What do people think?
>> Wouldn't that be a nice show of support to Wikipedia, dbpedia's parent
>> project, I think so ...
>>
>> Obviously dbpedia doesn't have nearly as many users as Wikipedia, but
>> personally I feel it would be a nice show of support, to what is a
>> massive move from wikipedia. Poor students, what will they do tomorrow!
>>
>> Mischa
>>
>> [1]
>> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/English_Wikipedia_to_go_dark
>>
>> _____________________________
>> Mischa Tuffield PhD
>> http://mmt.me.uk/
>> http://mmt.me.uk/foaf.rdf#mischa
>>
>>
>


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