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Re: Semantic Web Services: Interest Group creation discussions

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 18:18:49 +0200
To: Carine Bournez <carine@w3.org>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, www-ws@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030410161849.GK31371@w3.org>

* Carine Bournez <carine@w3.org> [2003-03-20 11:39+0100]
> > > If a WS-IG is created with a subgroup dedicated to "Semantic Web meets
> > > Web Services", what other subgroups would you like to see?
> > 
> > I don't know that a "subgroup" would be very useful here, nor of any
> > precedence in other IGs for them.  What did you have in mind?
> In the RDF-IG there are some more specialized mailing list (RDF Logic,
> rdf calendar). I was thinking about a WS-IG with several dedicated mailing
> list if "subgroups" are needed.
> > IMO, IGs work best when interests are common, and subgroups may work
> > against that.  At least that's my initial impression to the idea.
> Actually, we have 2 points of view on the IG: the "WS-IG" which could be
> like www-ws-arch (IMHO, good idea to take some of the general traffic
> of this list) on one hand, and the "SWS-IG" which could be closer to RDFIG
> and the www-ws list (DAML-related topics...) on the other hand.
> What I was proposing is that both could be contained in a single WS-IG
> with more than one list if needed.
> > Me, I'm mostly interested in applying software architecture principles
> > to the study of various architectural styles that are, or claim to be,
> > suitable for large scale deployment.  As you probably know, I believe
> > there are major architectural flaws with Web services that will prevent
> > them from seeing much use on the wide-open Internet.

Based on several discussions, we have broadened the scope of the
proposal to allow both semantic Web services discussions, as well as
others (e.g. the architecture style discussions that Mark was talking

The charter only mentions one mailing list for now. However, should
the traffic generated by one particular area of discussion necessitate
a new list, such a list will be created (in reference to the
"subgroup" discussion above).

The new draft is available at:


Comments are welcome.

Hugo Haas - W3C
mailto:hugo@w3.org - http://www.w3.org/People/Hugo/
Received on Thursday, 10 April 2003 12:18:52 UTC

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