DBpedia has been a regular subject on this blog. It is the culmination of the work of many research projects and its data is based on what can be retrieved from Wikipedia. One of the results is that an impressive amount of resources know how to link to DBpedia.
Tomorrow there is a DBpedia conference in Amsterdam. One of the subjects is the future of DBpedia. As far as I am concerned, there is a bright future for the approach that made DBpedia a reality. A future that they will share with Wikidata. In the end, it is the Wikidata project could do with more cooperation.