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Re: Introductions

From: Nathan Yergler <nathan@creativecommons.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 15:00:45 -0800
Message-ID: <c1a864631003081500n44cba8fs5b657f3184afbe08@mail.gmail.com>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
I'm late to the party, been lurking on the past Task Force list and
this one, but not participating in telecons.

I'm CTO at Creative Commons; Ben Adida does a great job representing
our interests and staying [at least] a step head of me :).  At
Creative Commons we use RDFa as our preferred way of marking works
with license information, as well as for our exploratory work with
decentralized copyright registries.

My current interests in RDFa are:

* RDFa for HTML (without the "X")
* RDFa in ODF, EPub
* Building decentralized "applications" using RDFa as the glue

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> 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.
> * 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.
> -----------------------------
> 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/
> --
> 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 Monday, 8 March 2010 23:01:39 UTC

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