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Re: W3C GLD-WG Thur 03-May-2012

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 07:15:16 -0400
Message-ID: <CAC1Gg8TFqtJsuhs3rBpEpubT2if8WqRAPkWwL0c27vELXRmJFg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Thomas, George (OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA)" <George.Thomas1@hhs.gov>
Cc: W3C public GLD WG WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
Alas, I must send my regrets, as I am in Paris and I cannot break away
from my meetings here to dial in. C'est la vie...

The only pressing issue (which could turn into an ISSUE) is that of
naming of the draft; the question has been raised out-of-band
regarding the persistence of the "DCAT" brand now through at least
three manifestations; whether maintaining that branding is
appropriate; and should anything be done, via naming and otherwise, to
explicitly distinguish the W3C DCAT work from prior DCAT work (which
had no official status).

Minimally, there is a dis-ambiguation problem: on the Web there is
DERI DCAT, old W3C DCAT, and W3C GLD WG DCAT. Perhaps more insidious,
there are downstream potential political ramifications due to the
(apparent) precedent of W3C "adopting" an existing "spec." That has
not really been the case with DCAT, but downstream some contributing
party to a future recommendation might want their cleverly-branded
naming to stick and might cite DCAT as a case (somehow).

John

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Thomas, George (OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA)
<George.Thomas1@hhs.gov> wrote:
> Greetings GLD'ers,
>
> We'll have a 60 minute GLD-WG telecon this Thursday 03-May-2012 15:00-16:00
> UTC (10:00-11:00 Boston, 7:00-8:00 San Francisco, 15:00-16:00 London,
> 16:00-17:00 Paris).
>
> Please see [2] for call-in info and agenda. This week is all about DCAT!
>
> Chair: George
>
> Scribe: TBD; Alternate: Ghislain
>
> Regrets: Tina Gheen, Bart van Leeuwen, Bernadette Hyland, Biplav Srivastava
>
> Looking forward to speaking with you all Thursday.
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> George, Bernadette (regrets) & Sandro
>
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/gld
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Meetings:Telecon20120503
>
> [3] http://www.w3.org/2008/04/scribe.html
> [4] http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Scribes
> [5] http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Regrets
> [6] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/details?group=47663
>
>
> Housekeeping/Admin:
>
> * Please familiarize yourself with the Scribe pre & post meeting checklist
> if you are Scribe, see also "Scribe 101"  [3].
> * We really need to update the Scribes [4] page.  Please add yourself
> or you'll be automatically added.
> * If you know you'll be away, please update Regrets [5] page (especially if
> youčre designated as a scribe for some meeting).
> * Participants that have recently joined the GLD WG, we encourage you to add
> your contact details so people can connect with you [6].



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Director, Web Science Operations
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Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 11:15:48 UTC

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