Re: Business Models, Profitability, and Linked Data

On 6/10/13 4:13 PM, Víctor Rodríguez Doncel wrote:
> El 10/06/2013 16:07, Kingsley Idehen escribió:
>>>> As I've already stated, the big problem here is wholesale copying and
>>>> reproduction without attribution. Every data publisher has to deal 
>>>> with this
>>>> problem, at some point, when crafting a data oriented business model.
>>> Every data publisher that aggregates or collects data from other
>>> sources certainly needs to understand -- for their own workflow --
>>> where data originates.
>> Not just for their own workflow. They have to attribute the data 
>> sources in a form discernible to user agents (and other consumers) 
>> further up the value chain. 
> This unveils a new need, i.e., the need for clearly specifying the 
> complete value chain and having trustful provenance information.

Well, just protecting provenance at each level in the value chain is 
huge. You get implicit provenance via Linked Data URI preservation. 
Basically, its the simplest form of attribution that also ensures data 
provenance isn't dislocated in the value chain.

> This would enable new sorts of business, with proportional 
> compensation for contributors in the value chain etc. (of course when 
> data generates profit at the end of its value chain)....

I think it also enhances existing models :-)

> Víctor



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