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Re: The next Internet giant: linking open data, providing open access to repositories

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2008 14:14:05 -0500
Message-ID: <493C207D.70401@openlinksw.com>
To: metadataportals@yahoo.com
CC: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>

Sw-MetaPortal-ProjectParadigm wrote:
> The next Internet giant company will be linking open data and 
> providing open access to repositories, in the process seamlessly 
> combining both paid for subscriptions, Creative Commons or similar 
> license based or open source software schemes.
> Revenues will be generated among other things from online advertising 
> streams currently not utilized by Google or Yahoo!
> In the big scheme of things this company will redefine the concept of 
> internet search to provide access to deep(er) web levels of data and 
> information for which users will be willing to pay an annual flat fee 
> subscription.
> Sound improbable? Non-profit organizations dedicated to providing 
> global open access will soon start exploring just such business 
> schemes to determine if it is feasible to fund and maintain the server 
> farms, hard and software to do just that.

Not improbable, that's what coming :-)

The only tweak of you statement would be this: there will be a 
federation of linked data spaces rather than a single behemoth :-)

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