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Re: polling interest in Data Access Working Group (DAWG)

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 07:42:56 -0500
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Cc: www-rdf-rules@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031222124253.GA31595@w3.org>

On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 01:37:17PM +0200, Patrick Stickler wrote:
> 
> Nokia is interested.
> 
> C.f. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-rules/2003Nov/0171.html
> 
> I'm puzzled about the name "Data Access WG". We are interested
> in a standardized means of querying knowledge which is expressed
> as (or accessible as) RDF, per the latest RDF specs, and interpretable
> per the RDF MT -- not *any* data whatsoever (at least insofar as
> this particular effort is concerned).
> 
> The name change suggests to me that this is a proposal for something
> other than, or far broader than, "RDF Query".

We intend to solve all the the worlds communications problems.

> Or did you simply prefer the more colorful acronym "DAWG" (bow wow)
> to "RDFQ", the former suggesting a trend in animal-related acronyms
> for SW standards, a'la OWL ;-)

I'm partial to the name, but the change reflects moving protocol into
scope. The strawman protocol referenced in the charter does update as
well as interrogation. The actual title in the charter is "RDF Data
Access WG Charter". I was being overly terse in my mail.

> On Dec 20, 2003, at 02:53, ext Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:
> 
> >
> >What folks here are interested in particpating in the DAWG [1]? Feel
> >free to air suggestions or concearns on the list or privately. If
> >you're just holding your hand up and saying "me", you may want to send
> >that to me privately and let me know if you mind being stuck in a list
> >which I will post to the list on the 23rd.
> >
> >Note, this charter is not final form, but should be good enough to get
> >a good sense of the structure and objectives of the WG.
> >
> >[1] http://www.w3.org/2003/10/RDF-Query-Charter
> >-- 
> >-eric
> >
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> >
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> >
> >
> 
> --
> 
> Patrick Stickler
> Nokia, Finland
> patrick.stickler@nokia.com

-- 
-eric

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                        Shonan Fujisawa Campus, Keio University,
                        5322 Endo, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-8520
                        JAPAN
        +1.617.258.5741 NE43-344, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02144 USA
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