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Re: Do these folks know about RDF?

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 08:34:25 -0700
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To: Graham Klyne <GK@NineByNine.org>, RDF interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
At 12:47 PM 5/24/01 +0100, Graham Klyne wrote:
>"Biotech Industry Developing Worldwide Standard for Data"

"software that conform to the I3C data standard will likely receive some 
sort of seal of approval."

The notion of a "seal of approval" is rapidly becoming ludicrous. *They* 
are no longer in charge.

Every attempt at centralising these matters is vain. The "hierarchy" 
becomes a bottom-up phenomenon and the only "seals of approval" will come 
through acceptance and use, not edicts from "authorities".

There can be no "ownership of the roots of the tree of knowledge". 
Dictating terms of use for ontologies is patently (pun intended) absurd.

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