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(Fwd) Re: new Semantic Web Interest Group (SWIG) home list, se

From: John Fletcher <J.P.Fletcher@aston.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:33:30 -0000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <4203A3DA.15064.16EEEC2@localhost>

Sorry, I meant to send this to the list, not to Dan personally.

John
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From:           	John Fletcher <J.P.Fletcher@aston.ac.uk>
To:             	Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Subject:        	Re: new Semantic Web Interest Group (SWIG) home list, semantic-web@w3.org
Date sent:      	Fri, 04 Feb 2005 16:13:57 -0000

To avoid any confusion I thought I had better let you know the 
following.

There is another use of SWIG at http://www.swig.org/  which has 
been around since at least 2000.  It has a sourceforge download 
page and also a message list at swig@cs.uchicago.edu

The concern of this other SWIG is software interfacing and the 
software supplied is capable of generating interface code so that
various languages (python, perl, ruby etc) can call subroutines
written in C or C++.  Thus it could be a tool used in some 
component
of Semantic Web software.

I am a user of it.

John Fletcher


Date sent:      	Fri, 4 Feb 2005 10:41:54 -0500
From:           	Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
To:             	www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Subject:        	new Semantic Web Interest Group (SWIG) home 
list,
semantic-web@w3.org Forwarded by:   	www-rdf-interest@w3.org 
Date
forwarded: 	Fri, 04 Feb 2005 15:41:56 +0000

> 
> 
> Hi all
> 
> After some previous discussion here and in the Semantic Web
> Coordination Group, this is a brief note to announce that the
> Semantic Web Interest Group has a new "home" list,
> semantic-web@w3.org (archives etc at [1]), and an invitation to
> subscribe. You can do this easily by sending mail to
> semantic-web-request@w3.org with 'subscribe' in subject line. Please
> also send 'unsubscribe' to www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org to ensure
> a speedy migration to the new forum.
> 
> As I'm sure you all remember, we used to call ourselves the RDF
> Interest Group, but rechartered earlier this year under the broader
> name. This move is to bring our main online presence into line with
> our new identity, and to make it clearer to the world that this
> group is W3C's primary public forum for discussions relating to the
> Semantic Web initiative.
> 
> The semantic-web@w3.org list has existed for a while but we never
> announced/launched it. There are a number of mailing lists
> associated with the SWIG, but we have always considered one to be
> it's main or home list. The new home list is in keeping with our
> new, less RDF-centric "Semantic Web Interest Group" name. RDF
> remains, of course, very much on topic, but this is a good
> opportunity to remind everyone that discussion of applications,
> social impact, reports from online and real-world gatherings, and
> relationships to other technologies are all very welcome in this
> forum. RDF is a means to an end; the Semantic Web is that end...
> 
> So my preference as IG chair is for all discussion to migrate across
> from www-rdf-interest@w3.org to our new home at semantic-web@w3.org
> 
> We did this once before, when the RDF IG was created from XML-DEV's
> sister list, RDF-DEV. It went suprisingly smoothly. The old list
> will remain online and I don't plan to switch off the ability to
> post, but do please make take few seconds to subscribe to the new
> list. Both lists are archived ([1],[2]) so people can catch up with
> the migration; I therefore don't encourage crossposting. Let's get
> this over quickly. 
> 
> Those practicalities again, in full...
> 
> To subscribe to the new list, just follow our standard procedure[4],
> ie:
> 
> Send a message 	To: semantic-web-request@w3.org 
> with		Subject: subscribe
> 
> Similarly, to unsubscribe from this list (which will discourage
> crossposts):
> 
>   To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
>   Subject: unsubscribe
> 
> While you're at it, you might take a moment to consider subscribing
> to some of the other topic-specific lists associated with this
> Interest Group. These include www-rdf-logic, www-rdf-calendar,
> www-rdf-rules, public-semweb-lifesci, www-annotation. See the SWIG
> homepage [5] for pointers to their archives, [4] for detailed help
> on mailing list tools.
> 
> Current members of the semantic-web@w3.org list (270+, pretty good
> for an un-used list!) should take a look at the SW IG's charter [3],
> in particular the note regarding IPR, which I'll excerpt here:
> 
>    The Semantic Web Interest Group provides an opportunity to share
>    perspectives on Semantic Web technology and applications. W3C
>    advises that information shared in the interest group through
>    mailing list and meetings is publicly visible. W3C reminds
>    participants to disclose, where known, the IPR status of
>    information that they share in the Interest Group meetings and
>    materials, in accordance with Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
> 
> Apologies for the inconvenience of re-subscribing, but I think this
> was the best thing to do for the group and for public perception of
> Semantic Web. Thanks btw to everyone for the great discussions and
> collaborations that have happened on www-rdf-interest over the last
> five years :)
> 
> See you on semantic-web@w3.org
> 
> cheers,
> 
> Dan
> 
> --
> W3C Semantic Web Interest Group chair
> http://www.w3.org/people/danbri/
> 
> 
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/2003/12/swa/swig-charter.html
> [4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/
>     http://www.w3.org/Mail/Request
> [5] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/
> 
> 
> 
> 


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