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Re: Introducing Myself and PeerPoint

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:30:22 -0400
Message-ID: <5008442E.5060804@openlinksw.com>
To: public-rww@w3.org
On 7/16/12 7:01 PM, Poor Richard wrote:
> Hi RWW team,
> I'm Poor Richard, new to the group and W3C community. I'm a writer 
> these days with some old (but pretty varied) IT experience in a 
> corporate LAN/WAN distributed computing and web 1.0 environment. I 
> used to design and code some intranet, web, and database apps but I 
> haven't fired up a code editor or IDE in about a decade. All I can say 
> I've retained is a general familiarity with the development process 
> and some internet and www fundamentals. Now I'm retired and what I 
> mainly do is write.
> Lately I've started working on something which is a bit of a stretch 
> called"PeerPoint: AnOpen P2P Requirements Definition and Design 
> Specification Proposal."
> PeerPoint is an embryonic requirements definition. What is different 
> about it, as far as I can tell, is that it aims to encompass all of 
> web 3.0 in scope, starting at the topmost level of user requirements, 
> predicated on the urgent imperatives for greater social justice, 
> sustainability, and an open society. In short, PeerPoint aims to 
> describe the full compilation of applications we desperately need for 
> a new economy and a new culture. The big corporations like Google and 
> Facebook are working towards greater enclosure (more walled gardens), 
> more user surveillance, more user exploitation, etc. so the internet 
> actually becomes more centralized and less free by the month. The 
> internet is not getting any 99% or OWS friendlier. An internet 
> platform for implementing a fair and sustainable society must come 
> from the indy FOSS community, and it must be designed to be a free (or 
> very low cost) turnkey commodity for masses of generic, non-technical 
> internet citizens.
> "Master plans" like PeerPoint are generally considered naive in FOSS 
> land because non-commercial development is self-motivated and 
> anarchistic. Thus few have taken on the job of planning beyond their 
> own technical spheres of interest. And nobody (as far as I can tell) 
> in the FOSS world has been assigned or taken it upon themselves to 
> define and aggregate the user requirements over all major application 
> domains under one framework. Not finding a coherent, universal mapping 
> between the people's needs and current technical capabilities, I 
> appointed myself and anyone I can recruit to do this.
> PeerPoint is not intended to replace existing requirements definitions 
> or specifications but rather to complement them. It is intended to be 
> a cross-reference between user needs and the most appropriate solution 
> sets. It is meant to connect dots and fill in gaps in the hope of more 
> rapid convergence and more comprehensive, seamless solutions. Because 
> the resource in shortest supply for Planet Earth is time, not programmers.
> I'm not lobying to make PeerPoint a RWW project, but everyone is 
> warmly invited to check it out and to collaborate if the spirit moves you.
> If you do open the PeerPoint doc, please let me know at what page you 
> stop reading.
> Richard
> PeerPoint: 
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TkAUpUxdfKGr_5Qio2SlZcnBu_sgnZWdoVTZuD_Regs/edit?pli=1# 

Nice read!

Welcome aboard.

Hopefully, we can weave a cohesive web across existing "silos of genius" 
en route to helping the Web manifest it true destiny :-)



Kingsley Idehen	
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