Read-Write Linked Open Data via WebID, LDP, and WAC


I would like to share my euphoria with everyone, following successful 
interoperability tests based on the following open standards (actual, de 
facto, or works in progress):

1. WebID -- HTTP URI for Agent (People, Organizations, Software, 
Machines) Denotation
2. WebID-Profile -- Agent Description (basically WebID referent connotation)
3. WebID-TLS -- Agent Identity Claims verification
4. WAC -- Web Access Controls applied to Authenticated WebIDs accessing 
protected resources
5. Linked Data Platform (LDP) -- HTTP interactions for Read-Write 
oriented operations against Linked Open Data Spaces (Personal or 
Enterprise) comprised of protected and unprotected resources
6. X.509 -- Digital Identity Card (Certificate) representation for use 
in local keystores and keychains
7. PKI -- in regards to Public & Private key based asymmetric encryption.

I've just published a blog post [1] that walks you through my 
interoperability exercise that results in the successful use of CIMBA 
(deployed by two distinct LDP platforms) to post actual microblog data 
to Dropbox (note: the very same exercise works with similar storage 
providers such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, Box., etc.).

What makes the storage providers important, in this context?

They are cloud hosted hard disks that offer generous amounts of storage 
for RDF documents. Net effect, storage capacity and HTTP server 
configuration complexity are no longer hurdles to Linked Open Data 
publication and/or creation. You can use the time-test file create, 
save, and share pattern to make statements about anything, whenever, 
from wherever. All of that without utterly compromising your personal 
privacy since you have full control over:

1. Identifiers that denote You
2. Identity Cards that Describe You
3. Location of paired public and private Identity Cards that Describe You
4. Signature(s) used to verify claims made by You
5. Key used to encrypt data that's are managed by You.


[1] -- Loosely Coupled Read-Write Interactions on 
the World Wide Web

[2] -- Linked Data Platform Spec

[3] -- WebID-* specs

[4] -- Web Access Control (WAC).


Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
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Received on Thursday, 24 July 2014 22:52:03 UTC