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Re: SOPA, Wikipedia, and dbpedia

From: Mischa Tuffield <mischa@mmt.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:55:06 +0000
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <70F357A8-36B4-4CDA-B616-2F39AD1840DA@mmt.me.uk>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>

On 17 Jan 2012, at 14:51, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:

> 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/

Thanks for the link Antoine. 

Mischa

> 
> There are big names on the list.
> 
> 
> --AZ
> 
> Le 17/01/2012 14:53, Mischa Tuffield a écrit :
>> 
>> On 17 Jan 2012, at 13:40, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> 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
>>> 
>>> 
>>> * The goal of shutting down?
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>>> * The message left in place of shutting down?
>> 
>> Something similar to above, with a link to the wikimediafoundation article
>> 
>> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/English_Wikipedia_to_go_dark
>> 
>>> * reaching the right community that would need to be educated about SOPA?
>> 
>> 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...
>> 
>> Mischa
>> 
>>> Depending on the answers to these questions, you might or not shut down.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
>>> Developer Relations, Opera Software
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
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