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Hacker rally questionnaire draft, take 2

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetilk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 18:00:50 +0100
To: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200701101800.51046.kjetilk@opera.com>

Hi all!

I was during today's teleconference asked to send this email again, as 
it has been a long time since it was firsted posted, with the holidays 
in between and everything. Not much has changed, I have entered one 
more question, and reworded one question.

The teleconf agreed to try to progress rapidly with this, your comments 
are requested by next week's teleconf. We should have answers coming in 
by the end of the month. It is the wording of the questions that I ask 
you to review. 

Let me present a draft text to attract developers to a community to get 
practical. At first, we can have the semweb community developers answer 
it, and it addresses specifically those allready interested in semweb, 
then as proposals are coming in, we may try to quantify the level 
of support each proposal has. So, something like this:

The W3C Semantic Web Education and Outreach Interest Group wishes to 
encourage developers to come together a few practical projects, and 
hopes to gather a community of developers to write code that solves a 
current problem. This rally seeks real running code, not vapourware, 
and it seeks to reach a wide user base. We want to encourage people to 
create something that makes a real difference to people now, and 
through that, promote the Semantic Web.

So, if you were to decide the project that you think would promote the 
Semantic Web the most by getting it into people's lives, what would it 

Please provide a short description and rationale and answer these 

1. Description:

2. Rationale:

3. Why do you think this project will have a wide impact? 

4. Can your project be easily integrated with other wide-spread systems? 
If so, which and how?

5. Why is it that this project should be done right now, i.e. why should 
people prioritise this ahead of other projects?

6. What can you do yourself on this project?

7. What contributions do you need from others?

8. What standardisation should the Semantic Web community at large 
undertake to support the project?

9. How does your project encourage others not involved with Semantic Web 
technologies to get involved (by providing data or make a coding 

10. What other technologies could be used to achieve most of the goals 
of the project, and why are Semantic Web technologies better suited?


Kjetil Kjernsmo
Semantic Web Specialist
Opera Software ASA
Received on Wednesday, 10 January 2007 17:37:12 UTC

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