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Re: Gaining WebID Adoption

From: Andrei Sambra <andrei@fcns.eu>
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:26:16 +0100
Message-ID: <4F33C978.80906@fcns.eu>
To: public-webid@w3.org

On 02/09/2012 02:00 PM, Henry Story wrote:
>
> On 9 Feb 2012, at 13:34, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
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>> On 2/9/12 5:57 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
>>> Had a chat with Henry lately and we were wondering about what steps
>>> would help gain wider adoption.
>>>
>>> Of course everyone is doing their little bit, some people working on
>>> identity providers, some working on apps, some working on the spec,
>>> some working on integration, some on frameworks, some working on
>>> outreach.  All of this is really positive in taking the WebID
>>> ecosystem forward.
>>>
>>> Some of us have been doing WebID for quite a while now, and naturally
>>> we all have a subjective perspective on the best ways to make WebID
>>> more popular
>>>
>>> But maybe we are at the point where we can, as a group, brainstorm
>>> possible concrete strategies for how WebID can gain wider adoption.
>>>
>>> Does any one strategy stand out?
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Give everyone a reason to do the following:
>>
>> 1. Get a WebID
>> 2. Tell their friends and family to do the same.
>>
>> It's got to be dead simple and non distracting if "going viral" is the goal. No RDF religion whatsoever.
>>
>> Easy win (IMHO) goes back to RWW and the publication and sharing of:
>>
>> 1. Calendars
>> 2. AddressBooks
>> 3. Social Networks -- via profile docs
>> 4. File Sharing.
>>
>> Remember, we were here two years ago re. SWAT0 and it all stalled as everyone seemed to stop performing WebID based ACL demos.
>>
>> I can already demonstrate all of the above, just as I could 2 years ago :-)
>
> yes, very much so. I am working on this just now, which is why I have been a bit quiet recently.
>
> Henry

Actually, I'm also doing the same. As I said before, maybe this year 
we'll see more quality and real use cases for WebID.

On a side note, have we come to an agreement for the next teleconf? I'm 
sure we can discuss all this during the call.

Andrei

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>> Regards,
>>
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