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Posts tagged "Tim Berners-Lee"

Licensing of Linked Data

As part of a workshop at this year’s International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), former colleague Leigh Dodds prepared an interesting diagram on the ways in which resources comprising the Linked Data Cloud are currently licensed. For various reasons, I was unable to make it to Virginia for the event, but a scan through the presentations...

If Government is a Platform, what are people building?

I’ve written and spoken before about a recent upsurge in enthusiasm for exposing data from Government in ways that facilitate use and re-use, and will doubtless be returning to this topic in the ‘Government Data’ panel session at the Linked Data Meetup in London on Wednesday. Tim Berners-Lee has been amongst those rallying to the...

Does Linked Data need RDF ?

Image by PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE via Flickr Before going any further, let’s get a few things crystal clear; The recent success of the Linked Data meme is long overdue, very welcome, and entirely capable of carrying the Web of Data far beyond its current niche adherents. A lot of my current work involves arguing that more organisations...

How Open is ‘Open’ ?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife There has been a recent burst of enthusiasm for making raw data produced by and for Government more ‘open,’ and this must surely be welcomed. Long-running grass-roots efforts such as Tom Steinberg’s mySociety and The Guardian‘s Free Our Data campaign continue to innovate, but in an environment that is...

Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks to the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones about Linked Data

Image via Wikipedia There has been some coverage of the recent announcement by UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, that Sir Tim Berners-Lee will be helping the UK Government to make more of its data available for use and reuse. Charles Arthur at the Guardian was quick off the mark, and the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones followed...

Happy Birthday, Web of Documents. Now bring on the Web of Data!

Image via Wikipedia Twenty years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee prepared the CERN memo that built upon existing principles such as hypertext and  — eighteen months later — gave birth to the World Wide Web. This Web of Documents has exceeded most people’s wildest expectations since reaching mainstream awareness on the back of graphical tools such as the...

Talking about Data and the Cloud at TTI/Vanguard, San Diego

I’ve been in San Diego this week, attending an excellent TTI/Vanguard event on Cloud Computing. I’m just about to stand up for my presentation, a copy of which I’ve uploaded to Slideshare. The audience is senior, and easily one of the most engaged I’ve come across for a while. After a ten minute grace period,...

Linked Data and the Enterprise: a viable two-way street

In a pair of blog posts yesterday, Andreas Blumauer of Austria’s Semantic Web Company touched on an area that has been absorbing my attention recently, and raised some questions worth exploring here. I am travelling to San Diego next week to speak about the importance of evolving Enterprise attitudes to data. Borrowing some nice turns...