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Re: Semantic Web gTLDs

From: Denny Vrandecic <dvr@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 13:32:14 +0200
Message-ID: <43465CBE.50804@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: muguet@ensta.fr
CC: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>

A bad idea, in my humble opinion. We want the whole web to become 
semantic. Not just webpages of the same gTLD as 

About gTLDs: less is more.


Dr. Francis MUGUET wrote:
> Hello,
> I an new on this list, and I would not
> dare to qualify as a person with a decent
> knowledge of RDF/OWL,
> however, since the political circumstances
> seem propitious at WSIS ( World Summit on the Information
> Society  http://www.wsis.org ) , I naively felt it
> could be the moment to submit a bold proposal :
> Semantic Web gTLDs.
> I am in a position to
> propose this idea to delegations
> at the UN in Geneva, however I want to be
> re-assured that this proposal makes sense.
> see the site ( under construction )
> http://www.semantic.cc
> There are several specific proposed SWgTLDs  that
> are going to be detailed later ( unless I get convinced
> that my proposal is unfeasible )
> The two ome about which some thinking is under way by friends are
> ..ART  for digital artists
> ..EQUI  transforming the whole gTLDs into a worldwide marketplace;
> There are two perspective in this proposal :
> 1/ a proposal in itself, with interlinked technical and governance
> aspects, hopefully to be implemented preferably sooner
> than later.
> 2/ an illustration that the report of the WGIG
> ( http://www.wgig.org ) stays only at the bottom of
> the OSI layers, it dealt in part with Internet but
> did not deal with the Web !!!!
>  Questions about HTML, XML, SW, DOIs etc... were
>  completely left aside.. it is rather stunning.
> Your comments and suggestions are kindly requested.
> Since doubt is the beginning of wisdom,
> you can be brutally honest in your opinion.
> If you wish to participate to this adventurous enterprise,
> feel free to subscribe to the mailing as indicated
> on the site.
> Best regards
> Francis

Denny Vrandecic
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Blog: http://semantic.nodix.net
Received on Friday, 7 October 2005 11:32:30 UTC

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