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New member introduction

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 00:40:39 -0400
Message-ID: <EBBD956B8A9002479B0C9CE9FE14A6C202C0A243@tayexc19.americas.cpqcorp.net>
To: <public-grddl-wg@w3.org>

As the newest member of the GRDDL working group, I thought I should
introduce myself.

I am a part of the central architecture team in the HP Software division
of HP, where I am particularly interested in enabling the incremental
adoption of RDF in an XML world, as described here:
http://dbooth.org/2007/rdf-and-soa/rdf-and-soa-paper.htm
GRDDL, of course, plays a key role in this approach by permitting XML
documents to be transparently transformed into RDF -- essentially
allowing XML formats to be treated as specialized serializations of RDF.

I intended to join the GRDDL working group at its beginning, but various
internal developments took precedence (notably, HP bought Mercury
Interactive).  However, the recent discovery of GRDDL's ambiguity
problem (issue-dbooth-3) brought the GRDDL work to the top of my
priority list.  I am joining the working group now because I care deeply
about GRDDL's success, and while I believe this ambiguity issue is a
critical flaw that *must* be fixed, I am also sensitive to the fact that
the working group has already put a lot of work into this spec and wants
to get it done.  Therefore, I want to do everything I can to help with
the grunt work of fixing it, rather than just carping about it from
outside the group.

I was previously a member of the following W3C working groups:
	Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment
	Web Services Description Language (WSDL 2.0)
	Web Services Architecture

I look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
+1 617 629 8881 office  |  dbooth@hp.com
http://www.hp.com/go/software
Received on Friday, 8 June 2007 04:41:17 GMT

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