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The Semantic Web, Why the Open-Source

Semantic Web is often seen as a vision of the next generation of the World Wide Web. More
broadly, the Semantic Web technologies will allow us to implement a vision of personal computing where the emphasis is on information itself, rather than on the processing of information. Adoption of these technologies may lead to new ways of thinking about applications and other end-user software. My belief is that the open-source community can -- and should -- play a pivotal role in innovating the new forms of software and services enabled by Semantic Web technologies.