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Social Web XG launches: Intro to W3C

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 02:30:08 +0100
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To: public-social-web-talk <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
As you may have noticed, we had our charter approved and the W3C Social Web
XG has officially launched [1]. Thanks for all the work so far, we've only
just begun!

A questionnaire that helps us determine our telecon times, as well as
Invited Expert information, will be sent out shortly. I'm hoping to have our
first teleconference as soon as possible. I'm personally thinking not this
week, but the following week, may be possible.

However, I'm aware that many people on this list are new to the W3C. Don't
worry, it's quite a nice group of people with a well-defined process that
has helped build standards like XML. DanBri has found some great links on
"Intro" to the W3C. In particular, Simon St. Laurent's "An Outsider's Guide
to the  W3C" is pretty informative:

http://www.simonstl.com/articles/civilw3c.htm

For those wishing for a bird's eye view of Simon's document, Dick Baldwin's
introduction is useful:

http://www.dickbaldwin.com/xml/aa090499.htm

Note that both documents are somewhat dated, and the W3C is working hard to
improve both ability for non-members to participate, which I think the
Social Web XG can be a great example of this openness in action.

         cheers,
            harry
Received on Tuesday, 7 April 2009 01:30:50 GMT

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