Re: A bit of bomb throwing....

From: Zack Rosen <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 15:34:00 -0800

> I do not see the problem - if it does not make sense to them why force
> them.

I'm not advocating forcing technology decisions. I'm advocating
working collaboratively with these communities in implement working
solutions based on semantic web concepts. You won't be able to get
Drupal or Wordpress to implement an RDF object store any time soon
probably but you could implement RDF import / export and an internal
data structure that mimics some of the object store functionality.
What this would buy you is a deployed real-world semantic web
technology solution built on top of a widely used and support web-
application product.

> Your desire to see semantic web technology hit the market seems to
> me to
> be much stronger than mine and likely others. I think we just have
> opposite points of view. I believe in the (slightly) passive approach
> giving everyone their freedom and you seem to be advocating a more
> active approach in disseminating technology. Both valid ideas and I
> doubt we will convince each other. :o)

This might have something to do with the fact that you work for a
corporate research lab and I scramble to get technology in the hands
of community organizers for a living :)

Received on Wed Jan 18 2006 - 23:33:37 EST

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