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Re: CommunityProjectsFaq

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <kjetilk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:25:49 +0100
To: "Danny Ayers" <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: "W3C SWEO IG" <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200701311525.50339.kjetilk@opera.com>

On Wednesday 31 January 2007 11:59, Danny Ayers wrote:
> 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
> contributors..

Yup! I answered with a comment in your blog just now:

"Answering the quesionnaire is mainly for those whose main motivation is 
seeing the Semantic Web take off, not much beyond that. 

In my case, I know that I don't have time to create a trust metric 
module myself, but on the other hand, I know that many is working on 
it, Chris Prather, Jen Golbeck, Konfidi project, and now I'm being made 
aware of even more. Thus, it is more about gather people so that people 
see that we can make something usable than coming up with really novel 
ideas. Also, the problem is that few people have that much time on 
their hands, there is thus not that easy to show that a project has 
merits by running code without commitments from several parties."

Kjetil Kjernsmo
Semantic Web Specialist
Opera Software ASA
Received on Wednesday, 31 January 2007 14:25:59 UTC

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