Monthly Archives: January 2008

A tale of two business models

Glancing back at 1998, thanks to the Wayback Machine. W3C has Royalty Free licensing requirements and a public Process Document for good reason. I’ve been clicking back through the papertrails around the W3C P3P vs InterMind patent issue as a reminder. Here is the “Appendix C: W3C Licensing Plan Summary” from the old Intermind site: [...]

Waving not Drowning? groups as buddylist filters

I’ve lately started writing up and prototyping around a use-case for the “Group” construct in FOAF and for medium-sized, partially private data aggregators like SparqlPress. I think we can do something interesting to deal with the social pressure and information load people are experiencing on sites like Flickr and Twitter. Often people have rather large [...]

MySpace open data oopsie

Latest megasite privacy screwup, this time from MySpace who appear to have allowed users to consider photos “private” when associated with a private profile, while (as far as I can make out) have the URLs visible of guessable. Whoopsadaisy.  Predictably enough someone has crawled and shared many of the images. Wired reports that the site [...]

Embedding queries in RDF – FOAF Group example

Is this crazy or useful? Am not sure yet. This example uses FOAF vocabulary for groups and openid. So the basic structure here is that Agents (including persons) can have an :openid and can be a :member of a :Group. From an openid-augmented WordPress, we get a list of all the openids my blog knows [...]