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[ANN] planetXForms.org is live

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@formsPlayer.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 12:50:06 +0000
Message-ID: <a707f8300801170450y1ffd989encbe5462acdda397e@mail.gmail.com>
To: XForms <public-forms@w3c.org>

Hello all,

I've set up a site in the usual 'planet' style, which aggregates
XForms-related data from various sources:

  <http://planetxforms.org/>

The idea is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to keep up
with what's going on in the world of XForms, regardless of what
processor you use, what platform you favour, what vertical sectors you
are in, etc. To this end, there is no commentary on the site, no
forums, etc. It really is an 'aggregation' of what our nascent
community is talking about. (There's even a Feedburner link at the
bottom of the page if you want to take a 'feed of the feeds'.)

planetXForms currently takes anything that has been tagged 'xforms'
from the following services:

  Flickr
  Upcoming
  Google News
  Magnolia
  Delicious
  YouTube
  SlideShare
  Newsvine

Which means that if you add an image to Flickr, a presentation to
SlideShare, a bookmark to Magnolia...whatever...as long as you make
sure you tag it with 'xforms' it will find its way to planetXForms.

If there are any other services that people use that you think the
site should be monitoring, then please let me know, and I can add
them.

To help our emerging community, I've also created XForms groups on a
number of the sites mentioned:

  http://flickr.com/groups/xforms/
  http://youtube.com/group/xforms
  http://ma.gnolia.com/groups/xforms
  http://xforms.newsvine.com/
  http://www.slideshare.net/group/xforms/
  http://upcoming.yahoo.com/group/4080/

I'm not sure how useful these will be, but I figured there was only
one way to find out.

And finally, I've 'seeded' the site with the following blogs:

  John Boyer
  Erik Bruchez
  Dan McCreary
  Mark Birbeck

I didn't include every blog that ever mentioned XForms in the past,
since we'd end up with a lot of non-relevant material. Instead I took
the blogs that are _mainly_ about XForms, but if anyone is writing a
blog that I've missed (or reads a blog that they think would be
useful) then please let me know, and I will be happy to add it.

All comments and suggestions will be gratefully received, but in the
meantime, I hope there is enough in the site to make it useful.

Regards,

Mark

-- 
  Mark Birbeck, formsPlayer

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