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Fwd: Ending the Linked Data debate -- PLEASE VOTE *NOW*!

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:22:23 -0400
Message-ID: <51B9FFCF.7050007@dbooth.org>
To: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Ending the Linked Data debate -- PLEASE VOTE *NOW*!
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:19:27 -0400
From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
To: community, Linked <public-lod@w3.org>

[Sidebar: A term of art is "A word or phrase that has special
meaning in a particular context". (The Free Dictionary)]

A heated debate has been raging about the accepted meaning
of the term "Linked Data" in the context of the Semantic
Web community -- whether or not this term implies the use
of RDF.  Since this depends on people's perceptions of the
term's meaning, rather than an official definition, a simple
poll has been created to settle this debate quantitatively.
The poll asks:

     In normal usage within the Semantic Web community,
     does the term "Linked Data" imply the use of RDF?


1. One vote per person.  Persons with multiple email
addresses are prohibited from voting more than once.

2. To prevent ballot stuffing, only votes from those who
have **previously posted a message** on a public W3C email
list (*before* 13-Jun-2013) will be counted.  The W3C
email search form will be used to ensure compliance:

3. To ensure that votes are counted correctly (and to
detect forged ballots), all votes will be verified and
listed publicly at

Results of this poll may be viewed at
(NOTE: The "View all responses" link on that page is
auto-generated and cannot be disabled.  Unfortunately it
links to the *editable* version of the response list,
which should not be shared, so please do not request
it.  The link above at #3 shows the same list in
read-only mode.)

Thank you,
David Booth

P.S. Please restrict follow-up discussion about this poll to
Received on Thursday, 13 June 2013 17:22:50 UTC

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