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Introduction: Ian Davis

From: Ian Davis <ian.davis@talis.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 20:32:20 +0000
Message-ID: <456210D4.9040604@talis.com>
To: public-sweo-ig@w3.org

I'm the AC representative for Talis which is a 37 year old library 
systems vendor based in Birmingham in the UK. I have worked at Talis for 
the past 18 months and prior to that was an independent consultant 
working with a variety of companies from international conglomerates to 
tiny startups. I founded and ran a startup in the field of mobile search 
for a couple of years. I've been working with the Semantic Web stack 
since about 2000 and have been a strong advocate for several years. I 
originally joined Talis to lead the Research Group but earlier this year 
I moved to lead the development of its new technology platform based in 
the web and RDF and designed for building large scale data-sharing 

I'm the (co)author of several popular RDF vocabularies and run a free
vocabulary hosting service at vocab.org. I was a member of the original
RSS 1.0 working group and I have substantially contributed to a open
source RDF framework for the .NET platform called Spiral. I designed
those FOAF faces that adorn many web pages :)

You can contact me by email at ian.davis@talis.com, or by my personal 
email iand@internetalchemy.org. I am very often on IRC in #swig on 
freenode. You can MSN me at ian_alchemy@hotmail.com but I don't check 
email at that address. My skype name is ian_davis - I'll respond to 
textual chat, but probably not to voice calls without prearrangement. I 
blog mainly at http://iandavis.com/blog but also at various 
Talis-related sites.

I live in the midlands of England near Kettering, Northamptonshire and I
commute to Birmingham three days a week. I am generally at home on
Mondays and Fridays so those days are my preferred ones for conference
calls. I'm definitely unavailable for calls 7-10am, 5-9pm UTC on Tue,
Wed and Thur. I have a weekly GRDDL call on Wednesdays at 4pm UTC. Very 
late evening or night calls are fine for me on those days. Very early 
mornings are doable but unpleasant :)

I'm not sure how much time I can commit to SWEO at this stage. I plan to 
participate and help where I can. I am a member of the GRDDL working 
group and act as the editor for the GRDDL primer. As the GRDDL work 
comes to a close I hope to free some time up and get more involved with 

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