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Re: SOPA, Wikipedia, and dbpedia

From: Mischa Tuffield <mischa@mmt.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:01:06 +0000
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <57801823-4CC5-4B4B-973D-4FAE401A507F@mmt.me.uk>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>

On 17 Jan 2012, at 14:55, Mischa Tuffield wrote:

> 
> 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. 

Ha, using JS to perform the blackout as described on that page is pretty weak. Most people wont even know what that means ...

Mischa 

> 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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>>> 
>> 
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> 
> _____________________________
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