Friday, March 9, 2007

Freebase

Gotta love the name Freebase.

Along the same lines of the Talis Platform (at least in my mind), some guys are starting up a company that will develop a global database that allows for complex relationships to be established between the data within it. The company is called metaweb, but their site isn't too revealing.

Here's what Tim O'Reilly has to say about it:

“It’s like a system for building the synapses for the global brain,” said Tim O’Reilly, chief executive of O’Reilly Media, a technology publishing firm based in Sebastopol, Calif.

1 comment:

Paul Miller said...

Mark

sorry - I meant to respond to this earlier. I've got Freebase accounts to give out, if you'd like one?

As to relationships with the ideas behind the Talis Platform, let's just say there would appear to be one or two...

I have some early thoughts as part of a longer post at http://blogs.talis.com/nodalities/2007/03/web_30.php and hope to have a podcast with the Freebase gang shortly...

Paul Miller
Talis