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Re: Owning URIs (Was: Yet Another LOD cloud browser)

From: Wolfgang Orthuber <orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 19:17:44 +0100
Message-ID: <007601c9d7e4$f0769b70$a3b35ec2@workstation>
To: "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "Linked Data community" <public-lod@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>

What I wanted to say is that the existing system for registration of domain names can be also efficiently used 
initiate well defined task sharing in the definition of a global vocabulary for the semantic web, using a 
simple standard as proposed in my initial email of today.

If there is no explicit official standard and recommendation for such global task sharing, there is the
danger that those who need a special vocabulary develop many incompatible standards for exchange of machine
readable data.

The earlier such a standard for well defined task sharing is recommended by W3C, the easier it can be


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
To: "Wolfgang Orthuber" <orthuber@kfo-zmk.uni-kiel.de>
Cc: "Li Ding" <dingl@cs.rpi.edu>; "Linked Data community" <public-lod@w3.org>; <semantic-web@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2009 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: Owning URIs (Was: Yet Another LOD cloud browser)

> Wolfgang Orthuber wrote:
>>> It is important to track the ownership (further provenance) of the
>>> description of URI. we may want to know who published the definition,
>>> and where the definition is copied from. Being able to connect RDF
>>> triples with authors is an important step towards the social semantic
>>> web.
>> In my proposal the name of the defining domain is included in the URI. It determines the decisive
>> definition.
>> Responsible is the owner of the defining domain.
>> Wolfgang
> Wolfgang,
> A URL is a URI. It identifies an address.
> A URI embodies URLs and URNs.
> You can refer to things using HTTP URIs or URNs.
> You can refer to things and resolve descriptions of said things via HTTP URIs.
> In all cases, URIs inherently posses domain ownership implications via the "authority" component.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Kingsley Idehen       Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
> President & CEO OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Monday, 18 May 2009 17:14:49 UTC

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