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RE: CommunityProjectsFaq

From: Paul Walsh, Segala <paulwalsh@segala.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:17:38 -0000
To: "'Danny Ayers'" <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, "'Kjetil Kjernsmo'" <kjetilk@opera.com>, "'W3C SWEO IG'" <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070131111740.E51B1C191F89@postie1.hosting365.ie>

I must admit that I agree with Danny - without sounding like I don't
appreciate what the W3C site can achieve in terms of credibility and
numbers. Independence and 'industry driven' is what's needed - W3C
endorsement and/or referrals would help a tone.



-----Original Message-----
From: public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Danny Ayers
Sent: 31 January 2007 11:00
To: Kjetil Kjernsmo; W3C SWEO IG
Subject: CommunityProjectsFaq

I posted Kjetil's announcement on my blog, got the following in comments :
a bit confused by the whole 'proposal' thing myself. theres this long
questionnaire on the SWEO site, at least 10 questions, plus a small

are they paying people to work on these tools, YCombinator style?
otherwise, i cant see the incentive to fill out the questionaire etc.
if a developer wants additional help, this will sort itself out if
their project has merit and use outside of themselves - people will
find it and play around with it, and some of them will turn into

just dont see how an official 'annointing' of some page on the w3 site
does any benefit for the project, compared with the kind of inflows
youd get from getting linked from tech bloggers. i mean its not like
people actually READ the w3 site..
from carmen ( I believe "c" on #swig, http://blog.whats-your.name/ )

I've had a crack at addressing these :


(also at http://dannyayers.com/2007/01/31/semantic-web-community )

As ever, please edit as you see fit.




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