October 14, 2011
The State of Diaspora and Fundraising Round Two
ReadWriteWeb, October 14, 2011.
I was one of those who received Diaspora's personal appeals for more money, having been one of the people to contribute to the first round. Will I send more?
Probably. Yes, I gave them more money. Is it money wasted? Well, it could be, but I'm still hoping not. I know, I know, I'm not using Diaspora yet. Maybe I'll never use it. But you know, it might end up being like OLPC - the very existence of the possibility might force commercial providers to build us the alternatives we want. So here's the Diaspora Foundation site. "The initial reaction that many people will have is "what, they're looking for money again so soon?" But $200,000 is a drop in the bucket compared to what Google and Facebook put into development, and they've managed to come a long way in one year."
[Link] [Comment][Tags: Books, Google]
An RDF based Permissions Model
SemanticWeb.com, October 14, 2011.
I've done enough coding of permissions systems to know that they're a pain. So I like this proposal for an RDF-based permissions model. But as I read the article, I am reminded again of the RDF community's general failure to develop readable syntax. This post presents the comments in Turtle, a synonym for TRTL, an acronym of Terse RDF Triples Language. It's better than native RDF, but you still get long convoluted senseless statements. So herewith, DRN, 'Downes RDF Notation'.
[Link] [Comment][Tags: Resource Description Framework]
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