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Re: Web Annotation WG Launched!

From: Dan Whaley <dwhaley@hypothes.is>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:51:04 -0700
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <etPan.53f4fc28.7b9b743c.c5@MacBookAir-84383561B1A8-1794.local>
So, let me be the first to say thank you to Doug and Ivan for your tireless efforts to make this happen for all of us.  We’re thrilled to begin this new part of the journey!


On August 20, 2014 at 11:38:56 AM, Doug Schepers (schepers@w3.org) wrote:
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 19:51:39 UTC

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