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Re: rdfs.org and VoID ontology unavailable

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 02:11:38 +0100
Message-ID: <CAPRnXtmiHv2oaby81AKyDy-ghFDXBWvvw7qd0bTn=Kcq3V7=ZQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Achille Zappa <achille.zappa@insight-centre.org>
Cc: Ghislain Atemezing <auguste.atemezing@eurecom.fr>, "semantic-web@w3.org >> semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Thanks for the rapid response, Achille.

It is unfortunately still a common situation on the Semantic Web that
vocabularies go AWOL, so I'm happy to learn that this should not be
the case for VoID and that you are still active and willing to put in
the effort to maintain the rdfs.org vocabularies. I know it is holiday
season, so thank you.


Community-wide we should still consider how to address this concern -
is LOV considered the de facto archive of ontologies? (how can we
mirror LOV? Are there licensing issues?)

Even when using redirectional services like purl.org and w3id.org such
a situation can be tricky if the original maintainers have also given
up control. At least for change-request systems like w3id.org there is
the possibility to propose a community-led "hostile takeover" of a
namespace - given that an archive of the ontologies (and JSON-LD
contexts) exists and are legally redistributable.




On 4 August 2015 at 17:52, Achille Zappa
<achille.zappa@insight-centre.org> wrote:
> Hi
>
> it seems that the http://vocab.deri.ie/  domain is not accessible from
> outside at the moment, even if it is up and running for our internal
> network.
> I will check about it, and try to resolve asap.
> Sorry for the inconveniences
>
> .
>
> On 4 August 2015 at 17:40, Ghislain Atemezing <auguste.atemezing@eurecom.fr>
> wrote:
>>
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>> Le 4 août 2015 à 17:38, Stian Soiland-Reyes
>> <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk> a écrit :
>>
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>> There's a copy of the VoID OWL at LOV - which itself is offline today.
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>>
>> We’ll try to solve the issue in LOV server ASAP.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> ---------------------------------------
>> Ghislain A. Atemezing, Ph.D
>> ghislain.atemezing@gmail.com
>> Google+: http://google.com/+GhislainATEMEZING
>> Twitter: @gatemezing
>> About Me: https://about.me/ghislain.atemezing
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> --
> Achille Zappa
> Post-Doctoral Researcher at INSIGHT @ NUI Galway
> - The Centre for Data Analytics
> Galway, Ireland



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School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
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