Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2007 20:06 UTC, submitted by AdamW
KDE "PC users have volumes of information saved on their computers, most of it disconnected and disparate save for a basic directory system. The answer to connecting all the information into a local semantic Web of information is closer than you might think. Thanks to the open source NEPOMUK (Networked Environment for Personalized, Ontology-based Management of Unified Knowledge) effort, the Semantic Desktop isn't a dream; it's an emerging reality and will be here with the upcoming release of KDE 4 for the Linux desktop."
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RE[5]: I have been waiting...
by WereCatf on Sun 15th Jul 2007 15:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I have been waiting..."
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I just started thinking about something..If you f.ex. save a file from an email, and the saved file automatically acquires metadata such as the sender's email address, couldn't this be considered potentially a threat if there's several users on the same computer? If the file's metadata is readable by other users and they have read-access to even some of your files, they could learn email addresses of the people you stay in contact with etc. In that case it'd help if the metadata was accessible only by the owner of the file, but what if sooner or later f.ex. system files are populated with metadata? The only way I can think of how to fix that would be to have two kinds of metadata: private and public.

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