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Here are the answers submitted to 'GRDDL charter input, meeting at Tech
Plenary' (the public) for Jim Ley.

Are you interested in a meeting about GRDDL during the 2006 Tech Plenary?
Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages, GRDDL, is a
technique for connecting microformats and other XHTML and XML dialects
with the Semantic Web. See 
GRDDL Data Views: Getting Started, Learning More for details.

The 2006 W3C Technical Plenary and WG Meeting Week is 27 February - 03
March 2006 in Mandelieu, France.

There will probably be some microformats stuff on the plenary day on

Are you interested in a meeting about GRDDL? Maybe for a couple hours on
Thursday, 2 Mar 2006, perhaps as part of a Semantic Web Interest Group

 * [x] Yes, I'm interested and available in a meeting at the TP some time
on Thursday, 2 March.
 * [ ] Yes, I'm interested, and I plan to be at the TP, but I have a
conflict for Thu, 2 Mar. (please suggest an alternative in a comment)
 * [ ] I'm interested but not available to travel to the TP. I might be
interested to follow the meeting remotely by phone and/or IRC. I'm
interested in any outcome from such a meeting.
 * [ ] I'm not interested in a meeting.


What is your level of interest in GRDDL?
Have you played with it?

 * [ ] I'm convinced GRDDL is worth standardization; I'd like to
participate in a mailing list, maybe teleconferences, work on detailed
tests and examples and maybe even help polish the spec text.
 * [ ] I've used GRDDL and expect to continue using it.
 * [x] I'm evaluating GRDDL.
 * [ ] I'm developing software that consumes GRDDL documents.
 * [ ] I'm developing microformats or dialects or formats for use with
 * [ ] I'm developing content that uses GRDDL.

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
I consider GRDDL standardisation important to ensure that microformats
aren't ghettoized, but I don't currently have immediate use of them.

GRDDL issues?
In addition to the issues in the author's draft, do you see any issues
with the GRDDL spec? Are they part of the "minimum necessary to declare
victory"? Or are they things that would be nice but aren't critical?

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 

Should the GRDDL charter include a requirements/use-cases phase?
Should standardization of GRDDL begin with documentation of use cases and
requirements? Should a GRDDL working group start with explicit
story-telling to get shared vocabulary and such?

A "no" answer indicates that the use cases and requirements are clear
enough; i.e. that you would prefer to just resolve outstanding technical

 * (x) Yes
 * ( ) No
 * ( ) Concur (cast vote with the majority)
 * ( ) Blank vote

I feel all W3 recommendations have use cases, and it's currently one of
the weakest areas of W3 specifications in general, although specifically
GRDDL isn't the worst here, I would like to see it with complete use
Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 

Is remote work sufficient for finishing GRDDL?
Is remote collaboration (email, IRC, teleconferences) sufficient for
finishing GRDDL?

A "no" answer indicates that you prefer that the group have face-to-face
meetings in addition to this get-together at the Technical Plenary.

 * (x) Yes
 * ( ) No
 * ( ) Concur (cast vote with the majority)
 * ( ) Blank vote

>From my brief evaluation of GRDDL it appears to be advanced, and in the
absense of any critical issues coming up I feel online collaborations
would be sufficient.
Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 

These answers were last modified on 26 January 2006 at 19:56:21 U.T.C.
by Jim Ley

Answers to this questionnaire can be set and changed at
http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/grddl-cfi/ until 2006-02-02.


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