[tdwg-tag] SourceForge LSID project websites broken - role forTDWG?

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Tue Mar 31 17:07:57 CEST 2009

I think it's one of the major failings of our community that we  
haven't dealt with the issue (both technically and socially) of  
providing stable, resolvable GUIDs for the things we care about, and  
that each major initiative that comes along (e.g., GBIF, EOL) says  
it's not their problem to solve. Creating shiny new web sites is  
obviously more fun, but by comparison with what the publishing  
industry has achieved with DOIs and CrossRef, we are a bunch of  



On 31 Mar 2009, at 14:33, Hilmar Lapp wrote:

> On Mar 31, 2009, at 12:55 AM, Gregor Hagedorn wrote:
>> http://lsid.tdwg.org/urn:lsid:indexfungorum.org:names:510023 will  
>> work
>> as a clickable link to a web resource and can be read by semantic web
>> machine reasoners.
> Incidentally, it doesn't because apparently the lsid.tdwg.org server
> is down.
> If we imagine a biodiversity semantic web where all LSIDs are proxied
> through http://lsid.tdwg.org that server better be set up in a way
> that it won't easily take down everything with it whenever it has a
> hiccup. Is TDWG committed to creating and supporting that
> infrastructure?
> 	-hilmar
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