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Re: XG Recommendations and XGR publication countdown

From: Krzysztof Janowicz <jano@psu.edu>
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:54:42 -0400
Message-ID: <4DEE65E2.4010407@psu.edu>
To: public-xg-ssn@w3.org
Hi Laurent,

I will add some of the 52N work to the 'Adoption of the SSN Ontology'
section during the next days.

Best,
Jano

On 06/06/2011 09:32 AM, Laurent.Lefort@csiro.au wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
>  
>
> Some great news: we have a complete report including recommendations
> and it is time for everyone to have a final look over it!
>
>  
>
> In a nutshell, the 5 recommendations are:
>
>     * Create a W3C community group focused on the maintenance and
>       extension of the SSN Ontology,
>     * Encourage W3C peers to continue to work on the generic issues
>       surrounding ontology alignment and import in OWL, which
>       currently raises specific challenges for the publication,
>       packaging and maintenance of the SSN Ontology,
>     * Encourage the W3C Provenance Working Group to work on
>       sensor-specific issues,
>     * Request the W3C to promote uptake of the SSN ontology in the W3C
>       community,
>     * Encourage W3C and OGC to coordinate their activities in this area.
>
>  
>
> I don't think any of these recommendations are controversial as I have
> tried to summarise and reinforce the message I have received from the
> group during our last series of meetings. The conclusions are based on
> my knowledge of what happened since in terms of adoption of the SSN
> ontology and on my analysis of what needs to be done for it to be
> adopted by a larger community.
>
>  
>
> Can I ask everyone to have a final look at the last section of the
> report to check the recommendations and the rationale behind them
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Report_Conclusion_and_Recommendations
> ?
>
>  
>
> The other sections which have significantly changed are:
>
> - the abstract (in line with the recommendations)
>
> - the use cases:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Report_Motivating_Use_cases
>
> - http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/SSN_Skeleton and several
> of the other pages documenting the SSN modules (filling the gaps
> especially for figures where the corresponding text was missing)
>
> - the mappings section:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Report_Work_on_Mappings
>
>  
>
> Also:
>
> - I've fixed a lot of details especially in the examples because I'm
> convinced that if we left any errors in them, they will be copied
> recklessly,
>
> - I've re-packaged all the examples (after linting them) so that they
> can be published in a ssnx directory under
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/
>
> - I have start to work on the translation to HTML -- I have used
> TotalValidator to check the wiki-hosted version (and fixed lots of
> links), then exported the result to HTML and get it validated again
> (still have to fix the images links and captions, the special
> characters and I'm done). Please note that some of the "wiki markup"
> changes have been triggered by the validator outputs: see
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Publishing_Incubator_Group_Documents
> for details.
>
> - once the HTML version is ready and everyone is okay with the
> contents, there is roughly a five days delay for the W3C webmaster to
> publish it. Yay!
>
>  
>
> Finally, Kerry helped with the editing of the report to the extent
> that she thinks she deserves to be listed as an editor. So she added
> herself as such. Any objection?
>
>  
>
> Regards
>
> Laurent
>
>  
>
> PS: The links to the sub-parts of the SSN Ontology section of the
> report have been moved here:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Semantic_Sensor_Net_Ontology
>
>  
>
> PS2: (Cory): please check
> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/ssn/wiki/Sensor_Discovery_on_Linked_Data
> (I think Kerry missed it so I've just added a link to it from the main
> page to make it more accessible).
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> *From:*Taylor, Kerry (ICT Centre, Acton)
> *Sent:* Saturday, 4 June 2011 8:21 AM
> *To:* Lefort, Laurent (ICT Centre, Acton); Compton, Michael (ICT
> Centre, Acton)
> *Subject:* my very last ever comment on the ssnxg final report
>
>  
>
> [...]
>
>  
>
> I've been through it all very carefully, again. There can't be much
> that I've still missed (there are a couple of minor things I didn't
> touch that I thought better to leave alone). 
>
>  
>
> [...]
>
>  
>
> I advise:
>
> 1. Inviting everyone in the XG to have a final look over, and
> especially the recommendations which they haven't seen and the
> attribution of editor/author/participant.
>
>  
>
> [...]
>
>  
>
> Regards,
>
> Kerry
>
>  
>


-- 
Krzysztof Janowicz

GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography, 302 Walker Building
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

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