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Archives for July, 2010

rdf:about=”Shakespeare”

Dorothea has written a typically good post challenging the role of RDF in the linked data web, and in particular, its necessity as a common data format. I was struck by how many of her analyses were spot on, though my conclusions are different from hers. But she nails it when she says: First, HTML…

Of Pepsi and ScienceBlogs…

I’ve gotten a few emails about the Pepsi-ScienceBlogs tempest. It’s clearly taken a toll on ScienceBlogs’ credibility. Some of my SciBlings have resigned in protest, and others are taking shots on the topic. Sponsorship is part of scientific publishing, even in the peer reviewed world. Remember how Merck published an entire fake journal to promote…

Kaitlin Thaney moves on…

I tend to want to make posts on Creative Commons related topics at the CC blog, but this is essentially a personal post, and I also want to have it as widely read in our community as possible. Today is Kaitlin Thaney‘s last day at CC. She’s been working for us on the Science Commons…