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Re: WebIDs for people listed in the WebID Spec?

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:59:10 +0100
Cc: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0D1468AE-2FE9-4F3E-86BF-600F0FF65A8A@bblfish.net>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On 20 Dec 2011, at 13:52, Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> Henry,
> 
> Since the inception of WebID I've always wondered about:
> Authors:
> Manu Sporny, Digital Bazaar, Inc. msporny@digitalbazaar.com
> Toby Inkster
> Henry Story
> Bruno Harbulot
> Reto Bachmann-Gmür
> 
> Each name has a hyperlinked based on the individual's WebID or a link to their Home Page.
> 
> Then we have:
> 
> B. Acknowledgments
> 
> This section is non-normative.
> 
> The following people have been instrumental in providing thoughts, feedback, reviews, criticism and input in the creation of this specification:
> 
> Thomas Bergwinkl
> Tim Berners-Lee
> Sarven Capadisli
> Melvin Carvalho
> Martin Gaedke
> Michael Hausenblas
> Kingsley Idehen
> Ian Jacobi
> Nathan Rixham
> Seth Russell
> Andrei Sambra
> Jeff Sayre
> Dominik Tomaszuk
> Peter Williams
> 
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> None of the names are associated with hyperlinks. Even more confusing is the fact that most of the individuals referred to above possess fully functional Linked Data URIs that serve as WebIDs.
> 
> What's the reasoning behind this?

No reasoning. The spec is on hg, people can fork it and add stuff in their branch, and we can then merge it.
The precise description of the contributors is not at all final, as some people put their names up and then never really participated further. Putting the name up was a claim to contribute, so at the end we have to look at the real contributions people did actually make. (I hope I can get some external help to help me determine that so that it is done fairly. )

Henry

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