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Re: Why Linked Data?

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:02:08 -0500
Message-Id: <EEBC0BCD-66AC-444F-8F4C-B4961C0FF0D7@3roundstones.com>
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Hi Melvin,

Linked Data has one great advantage in that it combines well.  That is not the case for other data models and is critically important on the Web in general.  Of course, RDF is also a family of international standards, so that helps.


On Feb 9, 2012, at 3:52 AM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've had a lot of feedback on the Web Credits spec so far and I think
> there is a common question.
> "Why use Linked Data"
> I'm unsure as a standards community we've explained the case well
> enough to those that may be relatively new to the concept.  Perhaps
> it's something we take for granted.
> I was wondering how we can make the case for linked data and whether
> that motivation should be translated into our documents.
> Perhaps when things are still relatively early in standardization
> process (Community Group) we should focus some time on discussing the
> advantages of the LD approach to standarization?
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