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Re: DWBP is a W3C Recommendation

From: Deirdre Lee <deirdre@derilinx.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 11:01:14 +0000
To: public-dwbp-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <e29b0565-7b78-f8e8-0ddb-1ff285c27009@derilinx.com>
Woo hoo! This is brill news - excellent work everybody and of course a 
special shout out to all the editors, Phil and co-chairs. But really 
this was such an awesome team effort from all the WG members.

I can see the DWBP Rec being a very referenced doc over the coming 
years, and only growing in importance as the data revolution expands!

I look forward to collaborating with you all again, meeting you at 
events and conferences, and if you're ever in Ireland, drop me a note!

It's been a wonderful pleasure working with you all.


On 31/01/2017 13:18, Phil Archer wrote:
> Take a bow ladies and gentlemen...
> https://www.w3.org/TR/dwbp/
> The formal announcement has been sent to the members and the home page 
> will be updated later in the day to point to the Rec (it'll be top 
> news item - you might want to take a screenshot). I have also written 
> a blog post at https://www.w3.org/blog/2017/01/dwbp/.
> Please look out for tweets, make a noise, shout, promote etc.
> There have been times along this path when WG members have expressed 
> their thanks to each other and sadness that the work is now done. I've 
> not been ready to join in with that until now, i.e. now that both of 
> the vocabularies are stable and the BP doc is published as a 
> Recommendation.
> I am deeply grateful to the members of this WG. As I tried to say in 
> Zagreb - your expertise and hard work makes each other look good and 
> makes me look good. I know that those of us present were delighted to 
> see so many references to the work while we were in Amsterdam 
> recently. That's a sign that others have been and are watching, and 
> that the work is useful. The quotes from Terence Eden and Jeremy Tandy 
> included in the blog post are genuine and unprompted.
> It is the way of these things that it is the editors whose names are 
> most frequently mentioned. That is right. The work that Antoine, 
> Riccardo, Eric, Bernadette, Carol and Newton have done puts the rest 
> of us in the shade. But we all know that it has been a group effort 
> and the editors' hands have been guided by many voices.
> My own role is only possible with everyone else's effort which is why 
> I am so humbled. If you'll allow me, there are three people I must 
> thank by name: Hadley, Dee and Yaso. Their guidance and organisation 
> has been essential to the group's success.
> What's Next?
> ============
> In terms of this WG, that's it. The group will be formally closed in 
> the coming days, the mailing list made inactive (the archive persists) 
> and the wiki frozen. If you want to make any edits to the wiki, do it 
> now.
> As you know, I'm hoping to start a new WG on the topic of 
> vocabularies, notably DCAT, coming out of the Amsterdam workshop. I'm 
> supposed to have written the report by now - I'm working on it. I hope 
> many of you will want to be in that WG.
> For DWBP, some have suggested that there's more to follow up on. I 
> agree. The vehicle we have for that is the Community Group system so 
> if you'd like to propose one, please do. See 
> https://www.w3.org/community/ That would have its own (new) mailing 
> list. I'm finding out whether such a group can still manage the Github 
> repo or whether that too will be frozen.
> Again, a sincere and deeply felt thank you. It has been a privilege.
> Signing off from DWBP
> Phil


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