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Re: Annotation working group - more info of W3C annotations

From: Bryan Thompson <bryan@cog-tech.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 15:56:32 -0400
To: www-annotation@w3.org, Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0006161818161Y.18325@keter>

I'm been running around as well.  I organized a BOF (birds of a feather)
meeting at WWW9 with the intention to try to create renewed standards activity
in the www-annotation list.  About 20 people attending during the course of
the meeting (though most of the W3C folks had to leave the meeting early).  I am
going to summarize the discussions in that meeting and present them to the list
soon (like early next week).  I have also gone through the WWW9 proceedings and
identified everyone who presented who has an active interest in annotations
systems.  I am presently codifying that list and extending it to include
commercial companies with an interest in annotation systems.

The consensus of the BOF was to create a concerted activity in the
www-annotation mailing list with the intention to progress toward a specific
standardization activity for annotation systems, and for demonstration
implementations of such standards.  I have volunteered to coordinate the
creation of this statement with the W3C (via Ralph Swick).  The
goal is to create a statement that reflects the interest and then notify
those interested parties.

Please note that CTI is not a W3C member organization at this time. 
However I did discuss options for renewing standards activities with W3C staff
at some length while at the conference.


Bryan Thompson
Cognitive Technologies, Inc.

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Marja-Riitta Koivunen wrote:
> >%_
> Marja- Is there a web page detailing the new work in Annotations? Last I
> checked, http://www.w3.org/Collaboration/ still has Karen MacArthur's name
> on it; it was updated on 1999/11/30-- what was updated?
> MK: Sorry, the late answer. I have been traveling around too much lately.
> The old collaboration page (http://www.w3.org/Collaboration/) is still 
> pretty much the same, we just added  some links to our work.
> Information about our presentation at WWW9 developers day can be found from
> http://www.w3.org/2000/Talks/www9-annotations/
> More detailed information is in 
> http://www.w3.org/2000/02/collaboration/annotation/papers/annotationinfrastr 
> ucture
> Although basic things are working we are still in an early phase in this 
> project.
> JG: Also, where is the discussion list which will track this W3 project. This
> one? Or another?
> MK: I think this is a perfectly good list for discussions around the 
> annotations. Some things are related to RDF so there was a suggestion to 
> have another thread there, but let's first see if we need that.
> It would be nice to get all the annotation developers that we met in 
> Amsterdam to join here too.
> JG: Perhaps w3 might also move towards some of the advanced discussion group
> systems on the market. Many are much more flexible than plain ol' email lists.
> MK: If you have suggestions about good features that you are missing could 
> you send them to the list. At times it might be possible to improve something.
> Asking everybody to buy a selected collaboration system is not going to be 
> very successful as we want to include as many people to the discussions as 
> possible.
> Marja (MK)
> Jon
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