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Re: Webplatform dead?

From: Francesco Iovine <f.iovine@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:31:20 +0100
Message-ID: <CALE=BGRJURoGNpOHghcWZFwuMs42juxcvk_K7DnEq755kRL2Ew@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Martin Beeby <Martin.Beeby@microsoft.com>, PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>, Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Thanks guys! :)

I'm going to send an email to the meetup group soon, adding
public-webplatform@w3.org in CC to start a discussion.

Francesco
<http://www.francesco.iovine.name/>


On 20 April 2015 at 20:17, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Great idea, Francesco!
>
> Let us know what we can do to help.
>
> On 4/20/15 9:44 AM, Francesco Iovine wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I've recently stepped up as organiser of the following meetup group in
>> London, and rebranded it as Web Platform London, as an experiment:
>>
>> http://www.meetup.com/WebPlatform-London/
>>
>> The idea behind this experiment is to promote self-organised free
>> meetups, in cafes or offices, but mainly in cafes, of people keen to
>> share a project, knowledge etc. and participate in building the Web
>> Platform with a number of activities, including writing documentation.
>>
>> I would love your feedback, before giving up or start building the
>> community.
>>
>> Warm Regards,
>>
>> Francesco <http://www.francesco.iovine.name/>
>>
>>
>> On 11 April 2015 at 10:01, Martin Beeby <Martin.Beeby@microsoft.com
>> <mailto:Martin.Beeby@microsoft.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     On a personal note. I wanted to contribute more than I have... Life
>>     gets in the way.  Maybe you have given me the prompt I need to get
>>     more involved.
>>
>>     Kindest Regards
>>     Martin Beeby
>>     Technical Evangelist
>>     Skype: thebeebsuk
>>     Twitter: thebeebs
>>     Phone: 0118 9092895
>>
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>     From: PhistucK <mailto:phistuck@gmail.com>
>>     Sent: ‎11/‎04/‎2015 09:48
>>     To: Jonathan Garbee <mailto:jonathan@garbee.me>
>>     Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>
>>     Subject: Re: Webplatform dead?
>>
>>     While it is not dead, some vendors (or a single vendor?) are
>>     instructing their members to prefer
>>     <
>> https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/d/msg/blink-dev/RNk93vpOaV8/2_hw97dJ0NQJ
>> >
>>     other
>>     <
>> https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/d/msg/blink-dev/RNk93vpOaV8/fhNVU0s8DCQJ
>> >
>>     documentation venues.
>>     To me, this is really sad.
>>
>>     Perhaps you can do something about it?
>>
>>
>>     ☆*PhistucK*
>>
>>     On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 2:28 AM, Jonathan Garbee
>>     <jonathan@garbee..me <mailto:jonathan@garbee.me>> wrote:
>>
>>         These kinds of projects also don't just get a jump start then
>>         take off and keep going. Initial interest happens, all the
>>         people who are just interested head out, then you are left with
>>         a far smaller group of core contributors. Then over time that
>>         core group even changes as life happens and new shiny things
>>         come along. (Try to recall the often provided bell-curve of tech
>>         adoption, then make the curve narrower and far more dramatic.
>>         Then toss a few more curves in over time.)
>>
>>         Documentation projects in particular have one major flaw, people
>>         don't feel it is worth their time to contribute. They are paid
>>         to do write code that functions and move on to the next thing.
>>         So taking time out to contribute to a document is hardly on
>>         their mind. WPD is in a very slow-pace area and we want
>>         contributors that really care about the quality of their work.
>>         That quality comes at the cost of things moving even slower.
>>
>>         Things aren't dead, they are just stagnant. As WPD offers wider
>>         community engagement then hopefully we can collect a few more
>>         core contributors that will make things not seem so slow. I'd
>>         much rather have a handful of core contributors that do true
>>         quality work then an army of low-quality contributions that
>>         makes things seem more active. The content provided is far more
>>         useful in the end that way.
>>
>>         On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 7:10 PM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org
>>         <mailto:schepers@w3.org>> wrote:
>>
>>             Yes, Austin has been a really prolific contributor
>>             (thanks!), and we also have Nishanth Babu adding beginner
>>             DOM tutorials, among many other contributors and content.
>>
>>             We've actually concentrated quite a lot on infrastructure
>>             over the last few months; Renoir has done a great job.
>>
>>             We're even adding over some new functionality, like
>>             specs.webplatform.org <http://specs..webplatform.org> that
>>             hosts more experimental specifications, and adding a
>>             technical discussion area where developers and designers can
>>             ask questions about spec development. Our emphasis is on
>>             closing the gap between standards development and developers.
>>
>>             Regards–
>>             –Doug
>>
>>             On 4/10/15 6:31 PM, Austin William Wright wrote:
>>
>>                 Slow maybe, not dead. Over the last month I've touched
>>                 almost all the
>>                 HTML element pages, merging duplicates, adding examples,
>>                 correcting
>>                 normative references, and importing data.
>>
>>                 I also noticed a great TLS/HTTPS upgrade, and MediaWiki
>>                 upgrade, iirc.
>>                 So even the server is getting love, it's not just me.
>>
>>                 Austin Wright.
>>
>>                 On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 1:15 PM, Ric Johnson
>>                 <ric@opendomain.org <mailto:ric@opendomain.org>
>>                 <mailto:ric@opendomain.org <mailto:ric@opendomain.org>>>
>>                 wrote:
>>
>>                      Is the WebPlatform project dead?  I have not seen
>>                 any progress in
>>                      quite a while.
>>
>>                      I thought this was an amazing chance to help new
>>                 developers learn
>>                      web technologies, but it seems that we have dropped
>>                 the ball.
>>
>>                      Is there anyone interested in kicking this project
>>                 back on gear?
>>
>>                      Ric Johnson
>>                      OpenDomain
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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