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Re: call for participation - spreadingthesemanticweb.com

From: Alex Piner <alexpi@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 18:42:39 -0700
Message-ID: <737dd5c80610141842q6c6c3601md0664bd875d889d7@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-sweo-ig@w3.org


First I would like to say thanks to Segala for offering hosting for

I did not hit "reply all" , so my converstion with Paul went offlist...

So far, I have installed the SIOC exporter, site is at a default
Drupal installation, I hope to "read the friendly manual", and start
posting content tonight.

"I would like to see the campaign a combination of grassroots and
Enterprise support, and everything in between.
So company involvement is a big difference from the "spread Firefox" campaign.

Perhaps it may be important as to define what qualifies as a resource
to "Spread the Semantic Web".

Thank again to Segala - Paul, David of RDF-CL, ERT & MWI and Sorcha of

David already has some great ideas:

" Ian and I started a conversation with Dan Brickley about encompassing FOAF
into our extension as I'd like to enable trust for people after we get it
right for content. I'd like RDF-CL to be used as a good case study as there
are already major uses cases for its use. A semantic wikipedia would be
cool. "

On another note, I have been spreading the meme of "We are really in
Web 0.2" , as the "versioning" of "Web 2.0" is quite misleading from
its original design, with much distortion arising.

more soon,


On 10/13/06, Paul Walsh, Segala <paulwalsh@segala.com> wrote:
> Segala is a very close partner of Glaxstar [1] - the company that maintains
> spreadfirefox.com. They're building our Firefox extension [2] that reads
> RDF-CL [3] and allows users to prioritise search results based on sites that
> are labelled using this method.
> So, if there's anything I can do to help just shout as we can add anything
> semantic based to the extension. The extension is signed by VeriSign and is
> therefore one of the very few that can be 'trusted' technically.
> [1] http://www.glaxstar.com
> [2] http://www.searchthresher.segala.com/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/wcl/wcl-charter-20060208
> Kind regards,
> Paul
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> Subject: call for participation - spreadingthesemanticweb.com
> The domain spreadingthesemanticweb.com (along with net and org) have
> been registered with the idea of a "Spread The Semantic Web" campaign.
> It is desired to be a community site, so I would happily pass the
> domain into a non-profit state.
> I am in an email conversation with the creator of "Spread Firefox"
> http://www.spreadfirefox.com/ , Chris Messina, soliciting his help.
> Here is an article on the background of the campaign.
> http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/internet/page5643.cfm
> While it would not be as successful in the same way (by switching user
> agents you have an immediate benefit) , this can help in Education and
> Outreach.
> best,
> Alex Piner
> www.movingclouds.com
> alexpi@gmail.com
> 310-439-1452
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