[tdwg-tag] Differences in thinking between TDWG and LinkedData groups about data sharing / integration

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 08:59:52 CEST 2009

ah yes, that is almost certainly a, if not the, watershed...

wonder if the looming international year of biodiversity can be
parlayed to significant economic incentive?

also wonder if the soon to to constituted GBIF tech group will be able
to cut to the chase and put this all to bed?


On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Bob Morris <morris.bob at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would say it was the very salutary--but all too short--Moore foundation
> stimulus package (sic). Three very energetic and competent professionals put
> a huge amount of really good stuff on the table. Just at the point where
> that has to be carried forward, now we are back to an organization of
> qualified volunteers who---surprise, surprise---have no more time on their
> hands than they did before. This is pretty typical of volunteer standards
> bodies. W3C, OMG, and even ISO take years to hammer out standards, which
> then take more years until wide adoption (unless there is economic
> incentive).
> Bob

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