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Re: Should WebIDs denote people or accounts?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 09:48:11 -0400
Message-ID: <537A0B9B.4000805@openlinksw.com>
To: public-webid@w3.org
On 5/19/14 8:41 AM, Timothy Holborn wrote:
> What (if any) are the barriers to updating the spec?

The process.

> Creating a version 2, perhaps starting with use-case scenarios (again?)
> Timh.

We certainly need interop testing across current implementations 
otherwise we'll just be vulnerable to speculative looping about what 
feasible vs whats infeasible. This remains one of the biggest problems 
with specs associated with Semantic Web related technology.

Imagine a functional Linked Open Data cloud without DBpedia. We got 
DBpedia going on the basis of implementing something rather than being 
distracted by speculation.

The Read-Write Web (RWW) dimension of the Web will only bootstrap by way 
of actual spec implementations and interop testing, combined with the 
discipline of not being distracted by speculation or cumbersome 
processes -- associated with spec construction and publication.

BTW -- decoupling WebID-Profile from FOAF is a good thing too. That way, 
FOAF doesn't leak into what WebID, WebID-Profile, and Web-TLS are about. 
Ditto WebACLs.



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