Sounds like a reasonable idea to me. Another open source advocate in
Seattle has encouraged cooperation between Wikipedia and DBpedia. What
would it take to make Gerard's suggestion come to life?


On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 12:26 AM, Gerard Meijssen <>

> Hoi,
> An argument rages about the significance of the English WIkipedia using
> Wikidata for person data, things like date of death.
> DBpedia does a better job than Wikidata does and it does it because they
> not only use dumps to update their information but they also use
> information from RSS. Therefore they do a better job than volunteers like
> myself at Wikidata do.
> In my blogpost [1] I argue for cooperation. My point is very much that
> increasingly I find I do no longer have the time to maintain the data for
> people who died in 2014 or 2015. I have done that the last two years..
> I desperately want to do other things with Wikidata, things that are more
> relevant. PLEASE consider cooperating with the DBpedia people. They are
> part of our ecosystem, they want to share and they want to make their data
> available with our license.
> Thanks,
>        GerardM
> [1]
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