"The most merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."

H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"

No more mercy.

Why "Oort"?

  • The "Out of RDF Transmogrifier"
  • The Oort Cloud is a fascinating, alien phenomenon in a region less travelled..
  • Imagine all the BNodes in that cloud just waiting for an URI on the Web..
  • .. is a Dutch surname, so the way may be obvious to Oort..


The symbol of Oort is a representation of the head of a bumblebee. The reasons are manifold; these are the primary:

  • Like RDF, the bumblebee may not seem lightweight enough to fly, but this has been proven wrong and uninformed.
  • The Oort Cloud, being somewhat of a border to outer space, must surely be a habitat of Byakhees, who slightly resemble bumblebees. Or not.