On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 5:31 PM, John Vandenberg <jayvdb(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 8:24 AM, Michael Peel
Could this be part of dbpedia?
dbpedia is about collating the information available on Wikipedia and
that as a database for others to use. This is about having a
central information store that can be edited to add information. Whilst
dbpedia could seed wikidata, they're very different projects in the way they
In my opinion, the Wikimedia Foundation should
very seriously look into
starting something like wikidata. I don't suppose
there's a facilitator that
could be hired that knows about Wikimedia sufficiently to facilitate an
on-wiki discussion and formation of a comprehensive proposal to start this
project, including bringing together the various people interested in this
+1 Definitely want to see this implemented for Wikimedia. We had a bunch
of related strategy proposals calling for us to do something like this:
We have our own data like coordinates that would be great to share across
projects. Seeing governments and organisations (e.g.
jumping in on doing *open* data, we have an opportunity make use of it for
infoboxes, charts, etc. Then, there's geodata from OpenStreetMap and
As it is the first new project in quite a long time,
having a WMF
staff member assigned to it would be brilliant.
As this would/should involve the first deployment of semantic
mediawiki by WMF, it would be good for that someone to already
experienced with semantic medawiki.
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