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Introductions

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:02:24 -0500
Message-ID: <4B7AC190.20700@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
If you are going to be participating in the WG (including previous
members of the RDFa Task Force), please send an introductory e-mail to
the list before the telecon with the following information:

* A brief background on yourself.
* What you plan to use RDFa for at your organization (if you can talk
  about it).
* What you would be interested in working on in this WG.

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Here's my info:

Introduction
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I'm currently co-Chair of the RDFa WG, along with Ben Adida.

My current interests are in for-profit, copyright-aware, peer-to-peer
digital content distribution networks. Our company creates technology to
help artists and authors that create music, movies and books to
distribute their work via the Web. We also (financially) reward fans for
distributing works on behalf of the artists while ensuring that the
artists are paid the royalties that they desire.

I'm primarily concerned with ensuring that artists and writers around
the world can make a living creating work that positively impacts local
and global culture. As the Web becomes the primary way in which we
exchange cultural creations, we must not forget to create the
technological mechanism that artists and writers will use to be rewarded
for their work.

More on my LinkedIn profile:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny

RDFa at Our Organization
------------------------

We are planning on integrating RDFa with the PaySwarm[1] standards
project for license and rights expression, audio/video metadata
expression, pricing expression and REST/JSON Web Service API discovery.
This standard's primary goal is to enable browser-based micropayments
for the music, movie and print industries.

We are currently using RDFa to express our music catalog[2] of over 1
million songs, artists, albums and the pricing and purchase information
associated with those works.

Our browser-based (Firefox) plugin will eventually detect purchase
information and HTML-based machine-readable information on how to
transact with PaySwarm networks.

RDFa Work Items of Interest
---------------------------

My work item interests, in order of perceived importance, are:

1. Defining RDFa for HTML4 and HTML5
2. Native browser support of RDFa
3. Defining a unified RDFa API for Javascript and Browsers
4. Creating an RDFa Core document and XHTML, HTML4 and HTML5
5. SVG and ODF support

-- manu

[1] http://payswarm.com/
[2] http://bitmunk.com/

-- 
Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: PaySwarming Goes Open Source
http://blog.digitalbazaar.com/2010/02/01/bitmunk-payswarming/
Received on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 16:02:54 UTC

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