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Fwd: FIPA endorsement

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 11:43:01 -0400
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To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

For those of you who didn't see this in our public comments list - 
FIPA has endorsed OWL.  Thanks to John Dale and any other FIPA 
members who helped raise this issue to the board's attention -- a 
great model for the new outreach component of our work (and, in this 
case, a necessary one since it removes our last charter dependency to 
a non-W3C group)

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>Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 16:43:48 -0400
>To: public-webont-comments@w3.org
>From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
>Subject: FIPA endorsement

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>Jim Hendler
>Chairman W3C OWL Working Group
>2 September 2003
>Dear Jim,
>FIPA, the Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents, is the premier 
>standards body for developing and deploying agents for 
>interoperability in heterogeneous environments. As such, it gives 
>the FIPA Board of Directors great pleasure in officially giving its 
>endorsement for the W3C's Web Ontology Language (1.0) and supports 
>its move to Candidate Recommendation. FIPA recognises that 
>ontologies and their formal description languages are criticial to 
>the vision of the Semantic Web and also to enabling software agents 
>to interpret their environment in a more meaningful ways.
>The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) is an 
>international consortium of industrial and university partners 
>formed in 1996.  Its mission is the promotion of technologies and 
>interoperability specifications that facilitate the end-to-end 
>interworking of intelligent agent systems in modern commercial and 
>industrial settings. More information about FIPA can be found at 
>Michael S. Kerstetter
>President/Board of Directors
>The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents
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