The other day at the Geonovum
office we were discussing whether Linked Data is over-hyped. According to some of
us, it is, although none of us knew where exactly it is in the hype cycle. In
any case, we agreed that it is growing in popularity a lot, at least in Europe.
In the Netherlands we have a community called the Platform
Linked Data Nederland (450
members from private, public and scientific organizations). This community is
still growing and is a place where we share knowledge about linked data and
semantic web. Within this community there are sometimes clashes of opinion.