I think I’d better do a post on something other than US generals, so: I got an invite to Freebase.com, which looks to be a very cool project:
Free + Database = Freebase
It’s about film, sports, politics, music, science and everything else all connected together. Our contributors are collecting data from all over the internet to build a massive, collaboratively-edited database of cross-linked data. It’s a big job and we’re just getting started.
Share, reuse, remix.
We want to make it possible for you to add high quality structured information to your websites, mashups and applications without worrying about restrictive licenses. All data is licensed Creative Commons Attribution. We only ask that you link back to us.
It seems to be a commercial operation, run by Danny Hillis of MetaWeb.
I’ve got a couple of invites if anyone wants.