Data Spaces provide atomic points of reference for creating, accessing, and disseminating Data, Information, and Knowledge. Data Spaces are increasingly accepted as the new frontier of database management technology research.
Weblogs, Wikis, Web Sites, and Hosted Services (MySpace, Yahoo!360, MSN Spaces, etc.) are some Web 2.0 application profiles that unobtrusively generate Data Spaces. The Semantic Web is an example of Web Technology that will benefit immensely from Data Space platform products.
- OpenLink Data Spaces FAQ
- Depiction from Tim Berners-Lee Semantic Web Usecase Presentation
- Open World Model article by Leigh Dodds
- From Databases to DataSpaces - Alon Harvey (of Google) et al.