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Re: Introductions

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 19:47:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4B7AE842.80703@w3.org>
To: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>

On 2010-2-16 17:02 , Manu Sporny wrote:
> 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.

My name is Ivan Herman, I am currently Semantic Web Activity Lead at the
W3C, and I am also the official W3C staff contact for this Working
Group. I do not want to use too much space for a CV, you can find more on


> * 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.

Beyond the obvious:-), I was also the implementer of the RDFa distiller
service and software:


I plan to have a new version of the software be implemented more or less
in parallel with the development of the specification of RDFa1.1, using
it as some sort of a test for our discussion.


> -----------------------------
> Here's my info:
> Introduction
> ------------
> 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/


Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
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