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I think I’d better do a post on something other than US generals, so: I got an invite to, 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.


  1. Mat Mat 2007-05-11

    would love an invite if you’ve still gots… i’m interested in seeing what freebase is all about (they talk a big game)

  2. Guillaume Guillaume 2007-05-11

    Would be glad to get an invite too. Seems really interesting, and I’m pretty curious of what the UI looks like ;)

  3. Alexandre Alexandre 2007-05-11

    Don’t need an invite for myself but would appreciate more info about the system. The docs are a bit vague.

  4. Ella Ella 2007-05-11

    heh. Freebase. snicker.

  5. Patrick Patrick 2007-05-11

    Alex: Tim O’Reilly had a good overview.

    Seems Hugh’s are gone but if anyone has invites, I’d like one two.

  6. Véro.b Véro.b 2007-05-13

    …and I’d like one too ;)

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