Redlink now a Supporter Member of the Open Data Institute (ODI)
Press release, Salzburg, Austria – July 24, 2014
Redlink is now a supporter member of the Open Data Institute. As a an innovative startup in the enterprise linked data sector, Redlink brings the value of semantic processing and linked data services built on free and open-source software and delivered as a platform-as-a-service to a wider audience of developers, public institutions and IT integrators. This membership represents for Redlink a major step in promoting open data culture in Europe and an integral part of our ongoing work as technology enablers.
Founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, and opened in December 2012, the ODI is an independent,
non-profit, non-partisan, limited by guarantee company. With a 5,000 sq ft convening space in the heart of London’s thriving Shoreditch area, and a global remit, ODI work to catalyse an open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. The ODI helps unlock supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues.
Gavin Starks, ODI CEO: “In joining the ODI, Redlink is showing leadership in its sector, recognising the social, economic and environmental potential of open data. More than 70 pioneering member companies have now joined the ODI to deliver new products and services and create value for business, and society”.
Redlink was born in March 2013 from the core committers of Apache Marmotta and Apache Stanbol to democratise semantic technologies and to help organisations take full advantage of linked data made publicly available by governments for structuring any form of unstructured data.
John Pereira, Redlink CEO: “We have come a long way in understanding the importance of freeing data from legacy and proprietary formats, the results are clear with the many initiatives and available open datasets. Now we need to demonstrate the business value. At Redlink our contribution is to simplify the use of semantic processing and linked data technology to power the new generation of exciting linked data driven applications”
Redlink GmbH (http://redlink.co), headquartered in Austria, helps enterprises make sense of their data by semantically enriching, linking and searching the vast amounts of unstructured data. Redlink is the company behind the open source projects Apache Stanbol and Apache Marmotta, and is committed to the wide adoption of open source semantic technologies to support a broad set of mission-critical and real-time production uses.
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