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Re: Hacker rally questionnaire draft, take 2

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 12:45:33 -0500
Message-ID: <45A5263D.1040607@openlinksw.com>
CC: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>

Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
> 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 
> be?
> Please provide a short description and rationale and answer these 
> questions:
> 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 
> commitment)?
> 10. What other technologies could be used to achieve most of the goals 
> of the project, and why are Semantic Web technologies better suited?
> Best,
> Kjetil

What about a blog post centered around the above that propagates 
outwards via Planet RDF, Technorati, and other conversation trackers?  
If you  post this to a public blog with  comment  capability a 
discussion will cluster around post.  Once this happens we have content 
in RSS and/or Atom, and once in this form, I and others can transform 
the Discussion Threads and Blog Posts into RDF Data.

I think this is worth a shot.

Others: I think we should also expose the SWEO questionnaire's via our 
respective Blogs.



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Received on Wednesday, 10 January 2007 17:45:49 UTC

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