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Linked Data Platform Open Meeting

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashok.malhotra@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:15:11 -0400
Message-ID: <5519687F.3060202@oracle.com>
To: W3C SW Coordination Group <w3c-semweb-cg@w3.org>, SW-forum Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
The Linked Data Platform folks are holding an open meeting on April 21 in San Francisco
to discuss the future of linked data.  The idea is to get folks from other areas with other
interests together to talk about how W3C should advance the cause of Linked Data.
The info is at https://www.w3.org/wiki/Main_Page/Linked_Data_2015

LDP is RDF-based and RESTful, so it should be of interest to folks on this mailing list.
Please, also, help us publicize this open meeting.

Here are a few paragraphs from the introduction:

Our world is made of data, but more and more, that data is kept out of our reach. Today, each software product we use, as individuals and in our businesses, keeps its data locked in its own database. When it provides an API, it is often incomplete and always requires custom programming.

The Linked Data Platform (LDP) offers an alternative vision, where there is a clean separation between software and data, so access to the data is always available. If you run a business, LDP software means your vital data isn't locked out of your reach. Instead, every LDP database can be accessed using a standard RESTful API, and every LDP-based application can be integrated. If you develop software, LDP gives you a chance to focus on delivering value while respecting your customer's overall needs. If you are an end user, LDP software promises to give you choice and freedom in the new online world.

So how will this vision become reality? LDP 1.0 has recently become a W3C Recommendation, but there's still a lot of work to do. Come join the conversation about where we are and what happens next.

All the best, Ashok
Received on Monday, 30 March 2015 15:15:13 UTC

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