Cynefin was used by its IBM developers in policy-making, product development, market creation, supply chain management , branding and customer relations .  Later uses include analysing the impact of religion on policymaking within the George W. Bush administration,  emergency management ,  network science and the military,  the management of food-chain risks,  homeland security in the United States,  agile software development ,  and policing the Occupy Movement in the United States. 
RDF and OWL Full are designed for systems in which data may be widely distributed (., the Web). As such a system becomes larger, it becomes both impractical and virtually impossible to know where all of the data in the system are located. Therefore, one cannot generally assume that data obtained from such a system are complete. If some data appear to be missing, one has to assume, in general, that the data might exist somewhere else in the system. This assumption, roughly speaking, is known as the open world assumption [ OWL-GUIDE ].
Communism is often contrasted with capitalism and democracy , though these can be false equivalencies depending on the usage. Capitalism refers to an economic theory in which a society’s means of production are held by private individuals or organizations, not the government, and where prices, distribution of goods, and products are determined by a free market. It can be contrasted with the economic theories of communism, though the word communism is used of both political and economic theories. Democracy refers to a system of government in which supreme power is vested in the people and exercised through a system of direct or indirect representation which is decided through periodic free elections. Democracy is contrasted with communism primarily because the 20th-century communism of the . was characterized by an authoritarian government, whereas the democracy of the 20th-century . was characterized by a representative government.