[rdfweb-dev] foaf:beerTokens ...

Graham Klyne gk-rdfweb at n...
Mon Dec 2 20:11:57 UTC 2002

I love it!

Do you think we could have a co-imbibing graph, in which folks have 
co-imbibed if they have participated in the same 
round? foaf:drunkWith? And for more than some threshold number of 
occurrences on the same date, foaf:hasGotDrunkWith?

Can we, kind-of like the old Eastern Block currencies, have a premium 
foaf:beerToken for *real* ale, and a devalued one for factory-farmed 


At 05:57 PM 12/2/02 +0000, you wrote:
>I've been thinking that one of the things the foaf universe lacks is a
>currency, if I want someone to do something for me, I have to use
>cajoling, and coercion, and can't offer anything but thanks in return,
>what we need is a currency that we can "pay" for stuff with.
>foaf:beerTokens are a possible solution to this, how this might be
>modeled still needs work, but this is one suggestion
><rdf:RDF xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
>xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" >
> <foaf:Person rdf:about="urn:jim">
> <foaf:name>Jim Ley</foaf:name>
> <foaf:mbox rdf:resource="mailto:jim at j..."/>
> <foaf:owes>
> <foaf:debt>
> <foaf:creditor>
> <foaf:Person>
> <foaf:mbox rdf:resource="mailto:danbri at w..."/>
> </foaf:Person>
> </foaf:creditor>
> <foaf:beerTokens>12</foaf:beerTokens>
> </foaf:debt>
> </foaf:owes>
> </foaf:Person>
>foaf:beerTokens could then be converted into more liquid currency as and
>when the opportunity arrises.
>Then of course we need to add in trust and everything layered on top, to
>actually enforce these debts... and some way that danbri can assert he's
>been paid his 12 beerTokens, so that a suitable Agent knows that I repay
>my debts. This all ties into the foaf:Auction and foafShop stuff of
>Thoughts on foaf:beerTokens?
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Graham Klyne
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