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

From: adasal <adam.saltiel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:31:23 +0100
Message-ID: <CANJ1O4oNmeaM0XtAAOiuwpJ4Oe7u_hS_AWMpKgQMmkuSHC0+=w@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Dear David,
I have read through, and read comments here to your post.
I then looked at your poll question:-
"In normal usage within the Semantic Web community, does the term "Linked
Data" imply the use of RDF? *"
Unfortunately it doesn't seem well formed. Do you mean "imply the *exclusive
* use of RDF"?
I'm not sure the poll will yield anything too helpful because the answer
has to be "yes" although there is no necessity for RDF.
I'm not taking the poll for this reason.

Very best,


On 13 June 2013 18:22, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:

> -------- 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?
> http://goo.gl/cbyQd
> 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:
> http://goo.gl/aqtGW
> 3. To ensure that votes are counted correctly (and to
> detect forged ballots), all votes will be verified and
> listed publicly at
> http://goo.gl/PXhRG
> Results of this poll may be viewed at
> http://goo.gl/GMeom
> (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
> public-lod@w3.org
Received on Friday, 14 June 2013 20:31:54 UTC

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