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Re: public relations and press relations to futher cause of L(O)D

From: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:39:06 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-swisig@w3.org" <public-swisig@w3.org>
Dear Adam,

In the original email to the lists I left out some details. If you go to: http://rocofilms.com/film.php?code=TACM, you will see some information about the documentary I described.

Th problem with collecting data, big data mining etc. is the so-called "third party doctrine" whereby the government can collect any data collected by third parties for any use deemed necessary.

This is what needs to be retooled. Come up with business models which make those commercial behemoths that benefit from stripping our privacy rights away and selling them or giving them to third parties for market or other intelligence activities.

One reason I suggested the Semantic Web Interfaces working group was to create automated processes, agents and apps to help mediate in an open access, open source and respecting privacy rights settings.

This can indeed be done through l(o)d and semantic web technologies.

Companies like Google and Mozilla and Twitter and numerous others would like nothing better than come up with new models.

I will ask the director of the documentary to send me some additional information on what exactly needs to be re-tooled in his humble opinion.

For those of you more interested in additional information please contact me off-list.

As we speak a federation of digital rights and privacy groups which have statements on the issues at hand will be looking at this documentary as well.

This will result in a clear summary of the technical issues that need to be addressed and will provide valuable insights as to the roadmap scenarios for re-tooling.


 
Milton Ponson
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PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
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 From: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>; semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>; "public-swisig@w3.org" <public-swisig@w3.org>; ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program <metadataportals@yahoo.com> 
Sent: Sunday, July 7, 2013 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: public relations and press relations to futher cause of L(O)D
 


Greetings. If there is interest in XML formats or OWL ontologies for EULA’s, privacy policies, data usage policies, the terms and conditions of websites and services, with advantages to users including browser configurability, notifications and well-informedness, we could start a Community Group or a Business Group on the topic (http://www.w3.org/community/) which could discuss the entirety of the topics, in detail, en route to formalizing specifications of formats or ontologies sufficiently broad and expressive for use cases and scenarios.
 
In some scenarios, there is a relationship between user settings and configurations and EULA’s, privacy policies, data usage policies, terms and conditions. There may already exist industry standard formats for user settings and configurations. If not, the Community Group and Business Group could also consider specifying formats and ontologies for user settings and configurations formats.
 
Terms and conditions files could be static, for all users of a website, e.g. .xml or .rdf, could describe settings-based contingencies, or could be dynamic and per user, e.g. .php, reflecting user settings and configurations.
 
OpenSearch (http://www.opensearch.org/) can facilitate interoperability between platform search features, browser search features and website search features and, similarly, user settings and configuration formats or ontologies could facilitate interoperability between platform settings and configuration user interfaces, browser applications, and website-specific settings and configurations.
 
If there is interest in XML formats or OWL ontologies for EULA’s, privacy policies, data usage policies, the terms and conditions of websites and services, and in the settings and configurations of websites, a new Community Group or a Business Group can address formats and ontologies, discussing the entirety of the topics, in detail, en route to formalizing specifications of formats or ontologies sufficiently broad and expressive for use cases and scenarios.
 
 
 
Kind regards,
 
Adam Sobieski
 
 
From: Adam Sobieski
Sent: ‎Saturday‎, ‎July‎ ‎6‎, ‎2013 ‎10‎:‎33‎ ‎PM
To: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web, public-swisig@w3.org, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program
 
Greetings. I wanted to also broach XML formats or OWL ontologies for EULA’s, privacy policies, data usage policies, for the terms and conditions of websites and services. With such a standard format, browser settings, and possibly visual indicators of website policy dimensions, users could browse the Web in more well-informed ways.
 
Options could then include:
 
(a) A specified filename, e.g. policy.xml, policy.rdf, eula.xml, eula.rdf, terms.xml or terms.rdf, resembling other described or specified filenames such as: dublin.rdf, favicon.ico, opensearch.xml, robots.txt, sitemap.xml .
 
(b) an HTTP-based mechanism, possibly HTTP 2.0 .
 
(c) a combination of (a) and (b).
 
 
 
Kind regards,
 
Adam Sobieski
 
 
 
 
 
 
From: Adam Sobieski
Sent: ‎Saturday‎, ‎July‎ ‎6‎, ‎2013 ‎3‎:‎52‎ ‎PM
To: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web, public-swisig@w3.org, ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program
 
Greetings. To that there exists no way to change the status quo, interestingly, there exists at least one such hypothesis. The hypothesis includes that a portion of each Web users’ ISP bill could be automatically distributed to Web content providers and Web service providers based upon the distribution(s) of usage, consumption or, otherwise phrased, ratings. The hypothesis described intends to empower Web users and in traditional ways, as customers.
 
Presently, the most popular websites are listed at http://www.alexa.com/topsites and, in addition to directly distributing sums of portions of users’ ISP bills as per sums of users’ consumption, there exist theoretical functions which could shape distribution curves, for instance to route more money towards individuals, groups and small businesses to incentivize various startups, for instance bloggers, music bands or groups starting or scaling magazines.
 
The indicated hypothesis resembles traditional capitalism and describes money flowing from consumers towards producers in ways proportional to consumption, to ratings, or as per some function(s) of consumption or ratings to optimize economies. Telecoms and ISP’s invest in the telecommunication infrastructure and the indicated hypothesis describes invigorating the content infrastructure, the stimulation of innovation, of new products and websites, competition for customers and ratings, the opening of new niches, the facilitation of market entry for new participants, and the enhancement of sustainability for a wider interval of scales.
 
For content and service providers, revenue maximization would still suggest advertising-based and data harvesting models atop ratings-based revenue through ISP’s, however, though enhanced sustainability for a wider interval of scales would entail a greater likelihood of more products in each niche where users could select from competing products for reasons including based upon advertising and data harvesting terms and conditions.
 
Summarily, there does exist at least one means of changing the current state of affairs, albeit a theoretical one, a hypothesis with regard to economic models of the Web, pertaining to the flows of monies between consumers, producers, advertisers, and other knowledge economy participants. The status quo can be phrased as an emergent phenomenon of the current economic model where Web businesses most often or nearly always obtain revenue from advertisers, advertising networks, and from the sale of harvested and processed data. The hypothesis described intends to empower Web users and in traditional ways, as customers.
 
 
 
Kind regards,
 
Adam Sobieski 
 
 
P.S. Topics indicating knowledge economic advantages to society include that the public should want for each business in each sector, as well as for each investment banker, to have equal access to a selection of high-quality market analysis reports, for organizations producing such reports to purchase data and analytics from Web companies, data which does not personally identify users (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personally_identifiable_information#In_privacy_law), and then to produce and sell products, market analysis reports and analytics, to businesses and to banks resulting in enhanced economies, GDP growth, and job creation.
 
 
 
From: ProjectParadigm-ICT-Program
Sent: ‎Friday‎, ‎July‎ ‎5‎, ‎2013 ‎12‎:‎25‎ ‎PM
To: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web, public-swisig@w3.org
 
Are there any companies, non-profit organizations or research institutes that do outreach, PR or building awareness among press, decision-makers and other groups about linked (open) data, the semantic web and related technologies?

I talked to the director Cullen Hoback of the documentary film "Terms and Conditions May Apply" (www.tacma.net) and he commented on the fact that there are no ways to "re-tool" the internet to change the current state of affairs, which entails very little privacy and global surveillance and systemic mining of big data for all the wrong reasons.

LD, the semantic web and open access were an unknown factor for him.

This shows the need for better outreach.

 
Milton Ponson
GSM: +297
 747 8280
PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide by creating ICT tools for NGOs worldwide and: providing online access to web sites and repositories of data and information for sustainable development

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