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List of Target Annotation Implementers

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2016 14:29:16 -0500
To: W3C Public Annotation List <public-annotation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <568D6B0C.5020305@w3.org>
Hi, folks–

On today's telcon, I accepted a task to drive the list of 
implementations that we need for exiting CR (Candidate Recommendation 
phase), on our way to Recommendation for our various specs.

Ideally, we would get these implementers involved well before entering 
CR. Experience at W3C is that possible implementers are much less likely 
to implement a spec, and much less likely again to implement all 
features of that spec, if they aren't involved relatively early in the 
decision process.

We've made good progress on laying out three significant deliverables, 
and they are mature enough that we can start soliciting wider review. 
This is a good time for us to start "recruiting" more implementers, to 
get and integrate feedback, and to build momentum for adoption of key 
parts of the annotation ecosystem.

I've put together a rough list of candidate implementers [1], just the 
first ones to spring to mind; I've probably missed several significant 
ones, and some I don't know the names of (e.g. some of the cultural 
heritage services Rob mentioned), so I'd appreciate help in compiling these.

We might also look to the members of the Annotating All Knowledge 
coalition for new candidates.

As we're getting together a list, we should set priorities for who the 
critical (i.e. must-have) implementers are, and actively contact and 
convince them to implement. To that end, I'll be compiling a list of 
contacts at the various organizations and projects, and I'd appreciate 
any introductions that anyone can give me; I'll keep this list off the 
wiki, for privacy.

Our implementers don't necessarily have to join W3C (though that would 
be ideal), but they definitely do need to give us concrete feedback and 
signal public interest, for this WG to be successful.

I look forward to a productive 2016, and wider awareness and adoption of 
Web Annotations!

[1] https://www.w3.org/annotation/wiki/Implementers

Regards–
–Doug
Received on Wednesday, 6 January 2016 19:29:22 UTC

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