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Re: SOPA, Wikipedia, and dbpedia

From: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:51:58 +0100
Message-ID: <4F158B0E.4020604@emse.fr>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Wikipedia is not the only website that will shutdown and other websites 
that will blackout may have a visibility that is comparable to dbpedia 
(but I don't have the stats).
It perfectly makes sense that dbpedia join the list of participants in 
the protest.

Should you be interested in knowing who's participating, visit this website:

http://sopastrike.com/

There are big names on the list.


--AZ

Le 17/01/2012 14:53, Mischa Tuffield a écrit :
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> On 17 Jan 2012, at 13:40, Karl Dubost wrote:
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>> Le 17 janv. 2012 à 07:37, thomas lörtsch a écrit :
>>> But I would argue in favor of shutting down dbpedia alongside wikipedia. Of course it causes a little pain to researchers and administrators
>>
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>> * The goal of shutting down?
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> Personally, I think it would be a show of support for English Wikipedia's blackout tomorrow, and that it all. Given that dbpedia exists because of wikipedia, I think it would be nice to show and honour the wikipedians' desire to blackout in protest.
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>> * The message left in place of shutting down?
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> Something similar to above, with a link to the wikimediafoundation article
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> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/English_Wikipedia_to_go_dark
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>> * reaching the right community that would need to be educated about SOPA?
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> A bunch of grad students, researcher, and/or academics might notice, but agreed, it wont even have a fraction of the same impact as shutting down en.wikipedia...
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> Mischa
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>> Depending on the answers to these questions, you might or not shut down.
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>> --
>> Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
>> Developer Relations, Opera Software
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