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DWBP is a W3C Recommendation

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:18:43 +0000
To: Public DWBP WG <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <25783816-b4f4-bd5e-6eb3-0d2b4c1f934b@w3.org>
Take a bow ladies and gentlemen...


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 Archer
Data Strategist, W3C

+44 (0)7887 767755
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