Enterprise 2.0 Blog in Germany

I met Michael Holakovsky, one of the authors of the collaboratively edited “Enterprise 2 punkt 0 web log about Enterprise 2.0“. Its an well-informed circle of Enterprise computing practitioners with a touch for pragmatic solutions.
They use the blog to keep each other and us informed about Enterprise 2.0 events btw: Enterprise 2.0 is the software formerly known as “Knowledge Management”. Attention: German!

Its interesting: Michael and I talked about NEPOMUK during lunchbreak at the LIFT@Austria conference, and he surprised me by

  1. knowing about NEPOMUK, especially all the details what it means to store RDF in a central store and not as RDF embedded in files
  2. had the strong impression that the desktop is yesterday and it must move into the SaaS area, where strong players such as FAST or Autonomy are already lurking.

As one of the NEPOMUK initiators, I was happy to learn new aspects and views on the Semantic Web business which shine an interesting light on the community.

Der Blog ist deutschsprachig, entsprechend vor allem für meine deutschsprachigen Leser interessant. Die Autoren sind keine Journalisten, sondern selber alle knöcheltief im Enterprise Software Geschäft, der Ansatz gefällt mir.

Ich bleibe Gott treu, so wie er mir.

Momentan lese ich im Falter und anderen Medien wie dem Standard das Missbrauchsskandale in der Katholischen Kirche ans Licht kommen, und das viele Menschen mit der Reaktion des Papstes nicht zufrieden sind. Oder das der Zölibat vielleicht ein Teil des Problems ist.

Innerlich denke ich mir, dass Jesus gesagt hat das wir unsere Sünden bekennen sollen und wir von Gott Vergebung bekommen. Wenn ich lese, das die Leiter der Kirche lieber Sünden geheim halten will, denke ich an das was Jesus in Matthäus 23.8 gesagt hat: Aber ihr sollt euch nicht Rabbi nennen lassen; denn einer ist euer Meister, Christus; ihr aber seid alle Brüder. Ich denke wir müssen der Kirche und ihren Leitern Zeit geben, mit Gott zu reden.

Menschen sind fehlbar, und die Fehlungen vom Bodenpersonal sind kein Grund, auf Gott angefressen zu sein. Ich selbst habe im April 2001 richtig zu Gott gefunden, in einem Alpha Kurs habe ich mein Leben mit Jesus angefangen. Dadurch habe ich viele gläubige Menschen in der katholischen Kirche und in anderen Kirchen kennen gelernt. Manche Freikirchen haben flache Hierarchien, Frauen als Priester, und kein Zölibat – und folgen trotzdem Gott und seinen Geboten. Die wenigsten Menschen in Österreich wissen, dass es Vielfalt in der Kirche gibt, darum schreibe ich mal was darüber.

Wenn du deine Beziehung zu Gott auffrischen willst – setz dich hin, schnapp dir eine Bibel, bete. Er antwortet. Gott ist präsent, ich habe ihn an vielen Plätzen gefunden.

Gott glaubt an Dich, distanzier dich nicht von Gott sondern geh mal einen Schritt auf Ihn zu.

Cluug.com was at CeBIT, I enjoyed it

We have been at CeBIT this year to present Cluug.com – the semantic personal information management system that helps you link everything.

Here is the long story:


  • its a semantic web startup and you don’t see RDF in the GUI! Also, the product does something useful – helping you write down your associations and save time when finding stuff. We did something right
  • pictures
  • it was awesome. nice parties, excellent business connections
  • and Bernhard Schandl and the team got Cluug.com running on time
  • and Martina Gallova made all the marketing activities happen like a charm!

Thanks to you who visited, I wish God blesses our company and we can go on providing this product to you for the next years.

Semantium.de offers Semantic Web based SEO

Thats it – we are up and aliveb in the area of the Semantic Web. The company Semantium from Germany is offering MSemantic, a GoodRelations based Search Engine Optimziation (SEO) tool for the Magento web shop system.


This means that you can now pay someone to help you get higher google ranks using Semantic Web technology. Yeah! Although my personal view on SEO is “the modern way of spam”, I see that companies need it and are willing to pay for it. And also, its a good indicator that a technology is accepted when it can be used for SEO.

I wish Uwe Stoll a good start with Semantium.

I am legend – the yoghurt

As mostly no one of you may know, gnowsis.com is moving out of our offices in two days, because inits.at, our incubation company, is moving to nicer offices, and so are we.

But that is not why this blog post: its instead about “I am legend – the Yoghurt”. As we are moving, the refrigerator of the startup companies also has to be emptied. And as in any shared kitchen (as in shared appartments), this means legendary food items coming to light. And here, startups have to leave after 18 months, so we have a lot of history in this fridge. I will not talk about the obviously molding italian pasta in glasses from 2008 or the piccolo champagne bottle I just nicked (it has “Smart” written on it and is dated 2004, but sparkling wine can’t go bad I guess, so probably thanks to the smarties, har har). But instead I will talk of the untouchable “I am legend – the Yoghurt”.

Of course, as old Burning-Man-use-what-you-find enthousiast, I was cherry-picking through the leftovers to find some stash for myself. After picking up an excellent Red Bull Can which was already glued to the shelf by dried-up-whatever-liquid (and expired in 2009, so safe for me to enjoy) and behind glasses from 2006, there I found it: “I am legend”.

I Am Legend - The Yoghurt

A Yoghurt saying it went bad in Dezember, but I don’t know which year. Here is a picture of its heavily dented top, which I leave for someone else to pierce.

btw: our new address will be: Bürocenter Wienzeile
Graumanngasse 7, Stiege B, Stock 5, Tür 5
A-1150 Wien, Österreich. Thats here:

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KOffice and RDF Integration – say it in RDF

KOffice has an extension for supporting RDF in its ODF format. As all is XML, this is an excellent way to go. Read Ben Martin’s post about it.


Some excerpts:
The ODF document format lets you store RDF/XML data inside the document file, which in turn lets both a human reader and a computer know about things that comprise an office document. You can refer to a person, place, or time and have the computer know what you are saying without having to resort to heuristics.

Of course, you can drag and drop items from the RDF docker into kaddressbook and korganizer. These pieces of information should be able to be moved into and out of an ODF file using KOffice without thinking about it. You want to add Fred to the text, pick him up from your kaddressbook and drop him into the RDF docker. Your default contact stylesheet is then used to insert some text into the document at the current cursor location showing you the Fred contact. Quick and simple… Lets make RDF something everybody uses but nobody needs to learn about (unless they want to).

It also features a (silent) video:

KOffice and RDF: Say it with Style… from Ben Martin on Vimeo.