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Re: Web Annotation WG Launched!

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:37:54 -0400
Message-ID: <53F4EB02.6090904@w3.org>
To: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Oh, and a special thanks to Rob Sanderson (Stanford University) and 
Frederick Hirsch (Nokia) for stepping up to co-chair the Web Annotation WG!


On 8/20/14 2:29 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, folks–
> I'm very pleased to announce that we've just launched the new W3C Web
> Annotation Working Group [1]!
> Thank you to everyone who has helped us create and refine the charter
> [2] for the WG, including the Open Annotation CG [3], the participants
> in the W3C Workshop on Annotations [4] (and its host, Hypothes.is), and
> all of the Advisory Committee representatives who supported the charter.
> I'm proud to say that the Web Annotation charter review broke the record
> for the largest number of positive reviews for any charter review since
> W3C first started using its polling system in 2003 (I don't have data
> before that point) [5]. 38 W3C member organizations actively supported
> forming the WG! This is an auspicious beginning.
> Those of you who work for W3C member companies, who wish to join the WG,
> you can ask your AC rep to add you right now [6]. If you wish to join
> the WG, but don't work for a W3C member company, you may be eligible to
> become an Invited Expert; email Ivan and me offlist, and we'll help you.
> You don't have to join the Web Annotation WG to participate in the
> technical discussions, though. All of our technical discussions, and
> minutes of our telcons and f2f meetings, will be held on the
> public-annotation mailing list [7].
> We plan to have our first face-to-face (f2f) meeting at W3C's TPAC
> meeting in Santa Clara, CA, on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 [8]. All Web
> Annotation WG members are welcome to attend, and we'll let you know when
> that option is ready on our registration form.
> Thanks again, and I look forward to moving Web annotations forward with
> you all.
> [1] https://www.w3.org/annotation/
> [2] https://www.w3.org/annotation/charter/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/community/openannotation/
> [4] http://www.w3.org/2014/04/annotation/
> [5] (member-only for now, sorry!)
> https://www.w3.org/2014/dashboard/ac-reviews.html?5%25%20of%20members=388&goal=38
> [6] https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/73180/join
> [7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-annotation/
> [8] http://www.w3.org/2014/11/TPAC/
> Regards-
> -Doug
Received on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:38:07 UTC

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