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Re: There's No Money in Linked Data

From: Samuel Rose <samuel.rose@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 22:32:47 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+H5g6pCs4DXat1dkdS5rk5PXTTVoizOZ09h0pxLZZRqoMWH-g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pascal Hitzler <pascal.hitzler@wright.edu>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM, Pascal Hitzler
<pascal.hitzler@wright.edu> wrote:
> We just finished a piece indicating serious legal issues regarding the
> commercialization of Linked Data - this may be of general interest, hence
> the post. We hope to stimulate discussions on this issue (hence the
> provokative title).
> Available from
> http://knoesis.wright.edu/faculty/pascal/pub/nomoneylod.pdf
> Abstract.
> Linked Data (LD) has been an active research area for more than 6 years and
> many aspects about publishing, retrieving, linking, and cleaning Linked Data
> have been investigated. There seems to be a broad and general agreement that
> in principle LD datasets can be very useful for solving a wide variety of
> problems ranging from practical industrial analytics to highly specific
> research problems. Having these notions in mind, we started exploring the
> use of notable LD datasets such as DBpedia, Freebase, Geonames and others
> for a commercial application. However, it turns out that using these
> datasets in realistic settings is not always easy. Surprisingly, in many
> cases the underlying issues are not technical but legal barriers erected by
> the LD data publishers. In this paper we argue that these barriers are often
> not justified, detrimental to both data publishers and users, and are often
> built without much consideration of their consequences.
> Authors:
> Prateek Jain, Pascal Hitzler, Krzysztof Janowicz, Chitra Venkatramani

Thanks, Pascal and co. Very useful!

It seems the suggestion here is to release under public domain for the
greatest freedom?

> --
> Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
> Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
> pascal@pascal-hitzler.de   http://www.knoesis.org/pascal/
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