Re: A bit of bomb throwing....

From: Rickard Öberg <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 08:10:37 +0100


Zack Rosen wrote:
> Why aren't these tools being employed in real world use cases? Why are
> they being built in silo'd development environments? Why aren't
> researches collaborating effectively with organizations, businesses,
> and open-source developers actively pursuing semantic web concepts?

I can only speak for myself, but I've been kind of watching the SW stuff
for a while, but didn't look further due to the lack of tools. I'm in
the business space by the way, building software products. Anyway, PB
definitely opened my eyes to this stuff on a practical basis, and some
research later and internal lobbying and we now have a decision to
implement RDF as the internal engine for how we manage information in
our stuff. I am actually today doing a spike testing if we could replace
the entire persistence solution with objects in Sesame instead. None of
us could come up with a better way to deal with the problems we've been
having with how to successfully manage and query very disconnected types
of data. As long as performance works out, we're all for it.

I've also invited (by means of proxy) Stefano to hold a keynote on SW at
the next major developer conference here in Sweden, which he accepted.
That should help spread the word some.

It may not be much, but at least it's something.

Received on Tue Jan 17 2006 - 07:10:17 EST

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