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Re: [W3C CG] Correction of proposed-group-Augmented-Reality-Community-Group description

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:51:43 -0500
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <B5A0B6B4-BFE0-4CC8-919B-9E031580D3CC@w3.org>
To: ya knygar <knygar@gmail.com>

On 18 Aug 2011, at 4:39 PM, ya knygar wrote:

> Hi!
> I have done a few mistakes in the short description -- "..RWeb,
> ARStandards, ARForum, W3C.." needs to be  "..RWeb, AR Standards, AR
> Forum, W3C"
> http://www.w3.org/community/blog/2011/08/18/proposed-group-augmented-reality-community-group/
> It would be nice if You could correct it.

Sure thing! I've done so in both the description and the initial blog post.

> Thank You in advance.
> PS: i'm just curious as some time ago we'v faced the need in platform
> like W3C in software terms
> and we have discussed it with folks and it ended in a kind - "that's
> pity that W3C doesn't have the
> public repository with OSS code of it all, like a Mozilla, for example.:
> Are we missed something or it is due security reasons or else?

> Just - we are developing a kind of that platform now (as the existent
> solutions haven't suited us and we hadn't your platform's code)
> on the concurrent tech like in Google Wave and, while we doesn't view
> that platforms into a use on W3C (we'd be proud, though),
> we are just interested in what is with your portal development. I
> haven't researched really, only - it's obvious that Community
> site is on WordPress (we had a discussion if WordPress developers
> themselves helped W3C), haven't seen wiki's and other, though.

When we redid the w3.org home page redesign, we built our own content management system. I'm not sure it's worth turning it into an open source project since there are so many fine CMS systems out there. We thought it would be easier to create our own for that project.

For community groups, we took a different approach. We're using WordPress for the blog/home page, media wiki, our existing mailing list tools, and some home grown code to manage patent commitments. Does that help answer your question?

> BTW - Thank You for this new platform, really, i have participated in
> Drumbeat and i'v thought - how bad is that this kind of networking
> isn't
> present for W3C and all other major Open Organizations. I think if it
> would be connected (be a FedSocWeb, yeah) with a Mozilla's new
> Betafarm or that would grow from it -- it would really help many
> people all around the world. Currently i feel that Mozilla is ahead in
> a real
> l10n but still it's like a first steps. Excuse me if i'd bother you
> but my final curiosity - are W3C planning something for Ukraine or
> Russian Federation,
> i mean - the real Open Web Platform and promotion of it's further
> development for the Eastern Europe? Just maybe you'v heard something.

We are looking at expanding our presence in Eastern Europe. Stay tuned!


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