[foaf-protocols] WebID and WebFinger
melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 09:57:40 CEST 2010
On 10 August 2010 08:39, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 August 2010 20:19, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes, I pointed this out to Blaine Cook, too. We've exchanged a few mails
> > the subject, on and off list.
> Blaine got right back to me offlist about it...
> Henry has also blogged about some of the
> > options. The W3C SWXG Social Incubator group also had a teleconference
> > Webfinger; most of the major players have been invited to speak and the
> > up rate is high. People like Chirs Messina have downloaded and viewed
> > source code as long ago as a year ago.
> > So im not sure why you think it's 'different universes'?
> Fair enough, I do seem to have missed a lot of interaction.
> > I think there's a quiet acceptance of WebID emmerging, with the attitude
> > sort of becoming ... 'Show us what you can do!'
> > Perhaps the wider question is, why have only about 1% of people who have
> > interest in the semantic web, so far got themselves a webid?
> Ah - now that is back in the "different universes" area. With the
> WebFinger folks looking at syntactical transformations from email
> addresses to URIs, potentially *everyone* with an email address will
> get URIs which identify themselves.
Yes, gmail were doing this very well earlier this year with webfinger, and
even transforming to FOAF (natively
havent checked lately ...
By the way FOAF is mentioned in the OStatus spec ...
> Which raises the question around WebId of how best to deal with the
> likelihood of people having multiple WebIds (one per service given the
> current social net landscape), which seems ok semantically with the
> aid of owl:sameAs, but problematic in practice due to the lack of
> automatic discovery: a problem for both groups I reckon.
Perhaps this is almost already solved with owl:sameAs?
A 'hub of identities' as I think, timbl called it?
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