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Re: [White House announcement] We're making a lot more data open to the public

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 10:18:24 -0400
Message-ID: <518D01B0.4080701@openlinksw.com>
To: Luca Matteis <lmatteis@gmail.com>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
On 5/10/13 10:02 AM, Luca Matteis wrote:
> I actually think this is a issue of lack of clarity regarding Linked 
> Data. I didn't know anything about Linked Data around 1 year ago, and 
> most of my colleagues still don't understand what it is exactly, even 
> if they are highly technical people We as a community need to spread 
> the word in a more simple and compelling way [1].
>
> 1. https://plus.google.com/111691116675501589298/posts/e5gK7etRuYo

Yes, I agree with that for sure! Most attempts at value proposition are 
too bottom-up oriented.

BTW -- I do like your recent value proposition articulation endeavor 
[1]. We just need a growing collection of contributions like that re., 
attacking the value proposition articulation issue, from a variety of 
perspectives, using a variety of styles etc..

Links:

1. 
https://sites.google.com/site/agriculturalhub/tutorials/the-power-of-linked-data 
-- The power of Linked Data .

Kingsley
>
>
> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 3:45 PM, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com 
> <mailto:david@3roundstones.com>> wrote:
>
>     On May 10, 2013, at 09:39, Luca Matteis <lmatteis@gmail.com
>     <mailto:lmatteis@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>>     Actually I don't see Linked Data mentioned specifically. They
>>     mostly talk of Open Data and the "Project Open Data":
>>     http://project-open-data.github.io/
>>
>>     This interesting project also doesn't seem to mention Linked
>>     Data, which scares me a little.
>
>     I understand your concern, but having the White House say
>     "machine-readable" and "open formats" is huge.  Linked Data is
>     both, so it fits.
>
>     Regards,
>     Dave
>     --
>     http://about.me/david_wood
>
>
>
>>
>>     On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM, David Wood
>>     <david@3roundstones.com <mailto:david@3roundstones.com>> wrote:
>>
>>         On May 10, 2013, at 09:06, Kingsley Idehen
>>         <kidehen@openlinksw.com <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
>>
>>         > On 5/10/13 7:45 AM, David Wood wrote:
>>         >> On May 9, 2013, at 19:24, Kingsley Idehen
>>         <kidehen@openlinksw.com <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
>>         >>
>>         >>> On 5/9/13 6:23 PM, David Booth wrote:
>>         >>>> FYI. Progress!  Note that they mention "machine-readable
>>         formats like CSV, XML, and JSON".  Now, how can we get these
>>         organizations to provide that information in Turtle, or
>>         provide mappings from those formats to RDF so that the
>>         semantics will be clear and information will be easier to
>>         link with other information?
>>         >>> Yes, a lot of progress.
>>         >>>
>>         >>> Remember, sometimes less is more, Turtle and RDF wouldn't
>>         add any critical value to consumers of the directive.
>>         Ultimately, this is actually about Open Data and Linked Data
>>         [1]. The narrative was deftly crafted by politicians who are
>>         masters of abstract communication.
>>         >> Actually, it was crafted by Deloitte and Microsoft who
>>         hope to make money on the newly released data.  It is still
>>         progress ;)
>>         >
>>         > And they are instances subClasses with a lot of political
>>         attributes :-)
>>
>>         Yeah, good point :)
>>
>>
>>         >
>>         > BTW -- the best practices section is all about Open Data
>>         and Linked Data [1].
>>
>>         Good stuff.
>>
>>         Regards,
>>         Dave
>>         --
>>         http://about.me/david_wood
>>
>>
>>         >
>>         >
>>         > Links:
>>         >
>>         > 1. https://twitter.com/kidehen/status/332508521314799618 --
>>         thread about this matter (read from the bottom up).
>>         >
>>         > Kingsley
>>         >>
>>         >> Regards,
>>         >> Dave
>>         >> --
>>         >> http://about.me/david_wood
>>         >>
>>         >>
>>         >>> The only downside for me was the hour I lost trying to
>>         the get the PDF [2][3] transformed into HTML via the plethora
>>         of PDF to HTML converters out there.
>>         >>>
>>         >>> Links:
>>         >>>
>>         >>> 1. https://twitter.com/kerfors/status/332528853098561538
>>         -- thread that developed around the announcement
>>         >>> 2.
>>         http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2013/m-13-13.pdf
>>         -- PDF
>>         >>> 3.
>>         http://www.pdf.investintech.com/preview/35b2ec7e-b8c9-11e2-8a0e-003048d80846/index.html
>>         -- Converted PDF .
>>         >>>
>>         >>>
>>         >>> Kingsley
>>         >>>> On a related note, there will be a workshop on "RDF as a
>>         Universal Healthcare Exchange Language" at the upcoming
>>         SemTech conference in San Francisco:
>>         >>>>
>>         http://semtechbizsf2013.semanticweb.com/sessionPop.cfm?confid=70&proposalid=5296
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>         >>>> Subject:     We're making a lot more data open to the public
>>         >>>> Date:     Thu, 09 May 2013 16:05:11 -0500
>>         >>>> From:     Todd Park, The White House
>>         <info@messages.whitehouse.gov
>>         <mailto:info@messages.whitehouse.gov>>
>>         >>>> Reply-To: info@messages.whitehouse.gov
>>         <mailto:info@messages.whitehouse.gov>
>>         >>>> To: david@dbooth.org <mailto:david@dbooth.org>
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> We're making a lot more data open to the public
>>         >>>> The White House Thursday, May 9, 2013
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> Hi, all --
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> Earlier today, President Obama signed an Executive Order
>>         directing his
>>         >>>> administration to take historic steps to make
>>         government-held data more
>>         >>>> accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others
>>         as fuel for
>>         >>>> innovation and economic growth.
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> *Here's what you need to know:*
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>>  * The Executive Order declares that information is a
>>         valuable resource
>>         >>>>    and strategic asset for the nation.
>>         >>>>  * Newly generated government data will be required to
>>         be made
>>         >>>>    available in open, machine-readable format by default
>>         -- enhancing
>>         >>>>    their accessibility and usefulness, and ensuring
>>         privacy and security.
>>         >>>>  * These executive actions will allow entrepreneurs and
>>         companies to
>>         >>>>    take advantage of this information -- fueling
>>         economic growth in
>>         >>>>    communities across the Nation.
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> *Watch this short video and find out more about today's
>>         announcement:
>>         >>>>
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>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> *Watch the video
>>         >>>>
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>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> Thank you again for your continued support, and we look
>>         forward to
>>         >>>> seeing the growing public good that will be created by
>>         entrepreneurs,
>>         >>>> researchers, and innovators like you as you use an
>>         expanding supply of
>>         >>>> open data to fuel new products and services, launch new
>>         businesses, and
>>         >>>> fuel job growth across America.
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> All the best,
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> Todd
>>         >>>>
>>         >>>> Todd Park
>>         >>>> Chief Technology Officer
>>         >>>> Office of Science and Technology Policy
>>         >>>> The White House
>>         >>>>
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>>         >>> --
>>         >>>
>>         >>> Regards,
>>         >>>
>>         >>> Kingsley Idehen
>>         >>> Founder & CEO
>>         >>> OpenLink Software
>>         >>> Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
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>>         > Kingsley Idehen
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
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