Re: Re[2]: The next Internet giant: linking open data, providing open access to repositories

Dear Sir,

If you mean by trolling (Wikipedia definition):

An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory, irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.

I must disagree.

You seem to be upset by this Rainbow Warrior metaphor (an open license metaphor courtesy of the Canadian Cree nation, not owned by Greenpeace) and have your mind made up that we are looking to subvert normal discussion on topics related to the semantic web.

If some of the ideas I have been floating are considered are considered provoking, maybe, but provoke stimulating looking at old issues from new angles.

All I will do here is repeat what our organization proposes to do i.e. use ICT to empower stakeholders in sustainable development worldwide, something that the UN despite its vast resources and programs has failed to get off the ground, an opinion shared by thousands of large non-profits and governments alike.

The semantic web forms an important in this, and it is absolutely necessary that we build the information society today that is needed to tackle climate adaptation, food security, renewable energy technology development and implementation and even combat poverty and disease by using ICT and the internet in particular.

Which is a very relevant issue.

--- On Sun, 12/7/08, Danny Ayers <> wrote:
From: Danny Ayers <>
Subject: Re: Re[2]: The next Internet giant: linking open data, providing open access to repositories
Cc: "Kingsley Idehen" <>, "Shavkat Karimov" <>, "semantic-web" <>, "public-lod" <>
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2008, 11:29 PM

Sw-MetaPortal-ProjectParadigm <>, sir, are
you trolling?

(Sw not SW - tsk tsk)


Received on Monday, 8 December 2008 00:24:23 UTC