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Re: Introduction

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:02:51 -0400
To: Arnaud Le Hors <lehors@us.ibm.com>
Cc: public-ldp-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <1340377371.2428.118.camel@waldron>
Hi, I'm Sandro.  Like Eric, Yves, and Alexandre, I'm on the W3C staff.
I'm the one who drafted the charter, and I'm very interested in the
group, but officially I'm allocated to other groups, so I'm not sure how
much I'll be able to participate.   Back in December, after seeing a
presentation on the IBM work, I sketched out something similar, with
somewhat different terminology [1].

My history at W3C includes OWL 1 and 2, RIF, SPARQL, RDF, Provenance,
and the eGov groups, including Gov Linked Data (GLD).  I'm also on the
research staff at MIT (as are Eric and Alexandre), although these days
100% of my time is standards work.

My driving long-term interest is in decentralized social systems.
Compared to the people who use RDF for data integration, I suppose I'm
coming from the other side: I want the the overall system to be
constructed such that one can rely on data being automatically
integrated, so that one can read and write data without central
coordination.  I think the path to the future of social software (which
is fast becoming most software) involves apps storing their data as RDF
in remote stores.  I'm not yet sure what kind of protocols should be
used, but restful ones are an interesting option.

   -- Sandro

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/wiki/REST
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