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Group merge?

From: Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:35:07 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEncD4dYfDmdi8aBAxQYMFVJzDE0Rq+9Y_cCvq50KJda5yEMcQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Colloquial Web Group <public-colloquial@w3.org>
Marcos has stated that another group, 'Data driven standards' have goals
very similar to ours.

Their goals, at
http://www.w3.org/community/groups/proposed/#data-driven-standards

"The Data Driven Standards Community Group focuses on researching,
analyzing and publicly documenting current usage patterns on the
Internet. Inspired by the Microformats Process, the goal of this group
is to enlighten standards development with real-world data. This group
will collect and report data from large Web crawls, produce detailed
reports on protocol usage across the Internet, document yearly changes
in usage patterns and promote findings that demonstrate that the
current direction of a particular specification should be changed
based on publicly available data. All data, research, and analysis
will be made publicly available to ensure the scientific rigor of the
findings. The group will be a collection of search engine companies,
academic researchers, hobbyists, protocol designers and specification
editors in search of data that will guide the Internet toward a
brighter future."

Anyone have any thoughts on this idea? Pro or con?

regards

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