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Re: LinkedIn purchase of lynda.com

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:12:08 +1000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok2yhmfkFW=dLaGerR5bzQjXfComHbeXtDVetk=xKSwEZw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eric Korb <eric.korb@accreditrust.com>
Cc: Sunny Lee <sunny@badgealliance.org>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
It is.  Henry [3] is responsible for my involvment with W3 Communities... ;)

(He helped me with my initial discovery process into W3C community works...)

Henry Chairs WebID [4] which at times has had a difficult position with the
inception of opencreds.   TimBL's new 'web security' design notes [5]
probably follow-on within a similar school of thought surrounding TLS
usage, etc.

However; with respect to linkedin; assuming models are collaboratively
supported (as has occured with JSON-LD [6]), henry is likely (one of) the
best operator on the planet to explore how an implementation might work,
particularly due to his very passionate undertaking to build RWW into Play

[4] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/spec/
[5] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/
[6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-socialweb/2014Sep/0125.html

On 17 April 2015 at 10:34, Eric Korb <eric.korb@accreditrust.com> wrote:

> @Tim  It looks like it based on Linked Data too!
> This is an implementation in Play of a number of tools to build a
> Read-Write-Web server using Play2.x and akka. It is very early stages at
> present and it implements sketches of the following
>    - A CORS <http://www.w3.org/TR/cors/> proxy
>    - An initial implementation of Linked Data Basic Profile
>    <http://www.w3.org/2012/ldp/wiki/Main_Page>
> Eric
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 7:33 PM, Timothy Holborn <
> timothy.holborn@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think linkedin uses play framework[1]
>> Henry Story has been doing a lot of ldp work with that platform [2]
>> [1] https://engineering.linkedin.com/play/play-framework-linkedin
>> [2] https://github.com/read-write-web/rww-play
>> Sent from my iPad
>> On 17 Apr 2015, at 1:15 am, Sunny Lee <sunny@badgealliance.org> wrote:
>> Howdy folks,
>> Yesterday I came across Audrey Watters' analysis on LinkedIn's
>> acquisition of lynda.com here:
>> https://medium.com/@audreywatters/data-and-diplomas-on-linkedin-s-acquisition-of-lynda-com-47d87790cb1c
>> Her conclusion was this:
>> Instead education data is often trapped in silos — inaccessible to and
>> uncontrolled by learners. Students are compelled to use ed-tech software,
>> but have little say in what happens to their content and your data. Now, I
>> don’t think LinkedIn users have a lot of say in what happens to their
>> content and data there; but hey, at least they can export it if they want
>> to.Hopefully that feature won’t disappear as LinkedIn moves to become a
>> new “certification platform.” (But I’m not going to hold my breath… nor
>> expect any tech blogs to cover this…)
>> I do agree that linkedin's foray into training content is more than just
>> a content play and may signal entry into certification and credentialing.
>> With that said, I wonder if they should be on the list of recruits for the
>> cred cg:
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u0DC4U7jAayv1IvOY2qu7nMRtiFOPxwCT3BkPJek5ho/edit#heading=h.tk9sxa7wovya
>> Maybe there's history already there that I'm not aware of but thought I'd
>> share with this group.
>> Thoughts?
>> Sunny
Received on Friday, 17 April 2015 01:12:36 UTC

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