[foaf-dev] Resurrecting FOAF "wishlist" Effort

Ian Davis iand at internetalchemy.org
Fri Jan 16 10:31:31 CET 2009


I created the minimalist bartering vocab about 6 years ago ( :o ) which
could cover this:

http://vocab.org/barter/0.1/

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 9:44 PM, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen at openlinksw.com>wrote:

> On 1/15/09 5:04 AM, Dan Brickley wrote:
> > (leaving this on foaf-dev for now; it's a pure vocab issue I think,
> > although various protocols certainly help us share and trust such
> > information more reliably)
> >
> > On 15/1/09 03:39, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> >> All,
> >>
> >> Following a long chat with danbri earlier today, it was concluded that
> >> resurrection of the "wishlist" addition to FOAF would be a good thing.
> >>
> >> Benefits:
> >> Adding personal, corporate, and group oriented "Wants" and "Needs"
> >> fidelity to a FOAF profile would ultimately make a FOAF profile (hand,
> >> program/bot/service generated) the canonical unit of "web presence".
> >>
> >> Prior Chat / Brainstorming:
> >>
> >> 1. http://danbri.org/words/2004/06/13/30
> >> 2. http://rdfweb.org/pipermail/rdfweb-dev/2002-November/010516.html
> >
> > Here's the dialog:
> >
> > Kingsley: btw - is there a Wishlist vocabulary anywhere
> > DanBri: wishlist, humm not that i recall
> >
> > [time passes]
> > [neurons fire...]
> > [Google is searched ...]
> >
> > DanBri: i'm senile! http://danbri.org/words/2004/06/13/30 'Four
> > notions of "wishlist" for FOAF'
> >
> >
> > Ahem :) Well, it's been a while. Let's move this along!
> >
> > So... I guess I do think it would be a good idea. I'd prioritise it
> > beneath alligning FOAF better with latest
> > vCard/hCard/xfn/portablecontacts work, but it is certainly worth
> > exploring such things, to keep FOAF as something a bit more
> > interesting than a pure addressbook format.
> >
> > Which notions of 'wishlist' appeal to folk here?  Anyone care to write
> > up usage scenarios for wiki.foaf-project.org?
> >
> > cheers,
> >
> > Dan
> >
> > --
> > http://danbri.org/
> >
> Dan,
>
> Usage scenario:
> In my data space on the Web, via my foaf profile I express the following;
> I need a nanny or a playdate for one of my kids in the next 12 hrs.
>
> Somewhere else on the Web, another netizen indicates: I am a nanny
> and/or parent who offers babysitting and related services. I am
> available over the next 48 hrs.
>
> Vision:
> Initially, seeker and provider may not connect quickly, if at all; but
> as FOAF profiles propagate, and utility gets clearer, there will be many
> nodes added to the mesh exposing the granularity above (basically
> network effects etc..). When this happens, long anticipated
> serendipitous discovery will occur and the discovery time will contract :-)
>
> Fundamental Assumption:
> FOAF based profile pages (generated by hand, bot, service, program) will
> become the canonical units of "web presence".   Remember, Web 1.0 was
> the Web Page, Web 2.0 the Blog (initially), and I truly think FOAF
> profiles for Web 3.0 (or the next stage of current Web evolution etc..).
>
> --
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen       Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
> President& <http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7EkidehenPresident&>  CEO
> OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>
>
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