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Re: Closing the Digital Publishing Interest Group

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:12:50 +0200
Cc: Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>, Luc Audrain <LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr>, Charles LaPierre <charlesl@benetech.org>, Tzviya Siegman <tsiegman@wiley.com>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, Liza Daly <lizadaly@gmail.com>, Markus Gylling <markus.gylling@gmail.com>, Madi Weland Solomon <madi.w.solomon@gmail.com>, Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org>, Garth Conboy <garth@google.com>, Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org>, Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>, Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>
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To: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Re Pierre…

I was in Paris for a W3C event on Semantic Web, actually. That is not the same W3C event Luc was referring to, it was at least a year earlier (if not more), but it was held at the same organization in Paris (Cap Digital) that Pierre was very active in. Pierre was there (I think Luc was there as well) and I remember I had a discussion with him on publishing. I must admit I do not remember all the details, but I believe it was this discussion that raised my interest that led, eventually, to my discussion with Markus, to the Workshop in New York and, later, to the event Luc was referring to in Paris, etc. And the rest is history…

So yes, Pierre did have an absolutely seminal role in this. We should always remember that.

Ivan


> On 28 Sep 2017, at 01:33, George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com <mailto:kerscher@montana.com>> wrote:
> 
> Dear All,
>  
> Yes, let us all remember Pierre and how his commitments to digital publishing inspires us.
>  
> I also want to complement the whole group for embracing accessibility in publishing. We are changing the world. Oh, and thank you Charles and Deborah for co-chairing the accessibility task force.
>  
> On to rec track specs, while continuing to use the solid EPUB 3!
>  
> Best
> George
>  
>  
>   <>
> From: Bill Kasdorf [mailto:bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com <mailto:bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:11 AM
> To: AUDRAIN LUC <LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr <mailto:LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr>>; Charles LaPierre <charlesl@benetech.org <mailto:charlesl@benetech.org>>
> Cc: Tzviya - Hoboken Siegman <tsiegman@wiley.com <mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com>>; Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org <mailto:ivan@w3.org>>; W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org <mailto:public-digipub-ig@w3.org>>; Liza Daly <lizadaly@gmail.com <mailto:lizadaly@gmail.com>>; Markus Gylling <markus.gylling@gmail.com <mailto:markus.gylling@gmail.com>>; Madi Weland Solomon <madi.w.solomon@gmail.com <mailto:madi.w.solomon@gmail.com>>; Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org <mailto:bmccoy@w3.org>>; Garth Conboy <garth@google.com <mailto:garth@google.com>>; Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org <mailto:tmichel@w3.org>>; Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org <mailto:ashimura@w3.org>>; Liam Quin <liam@w3.org <mailto:liam@w3.org>>
> Subject: RE: Closing the Digital Publishing Interest Group
>  
> Thanks for the reminder of that Paris event, Luc! And of course how important Pierre was for all of this. An IPTC event at the Paris Book Fair back then was notable as well; I don’t remember if that was before or after the September 2013 workshop.
>  
> Bill Kasdorf
> VP and Principal Consultant | Apex CoVantage
> p:
> 734-904-6252  m:   734-904-6252
> ISNI: http://isni.org/isni/0000000116490786 <http://isni.org/isni/0000000116490786>
> ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7002-4786 <https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7002-4786?lang=en>
>  
>  
> From: AUDRAIN LUC [mailto:LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr <mailto:LAUDRAIN@hachette-livre.fr>] 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:43 PM
> To: Charles LaPierre
> Cc: Bill Kasdorf; Tzviya - Hoboken Siegman; Ivan Herman; W3C Digital Publishing IG; Liza Daly; Markus Gylling; Madi Weland Solomon; Bill McCoy; Garth Conboy; Thierry Michel; Kazuyuki Ashimura; Liam Quin
> Subject: Re: Closing the Digital Publishing Interest Group
>  
> Yes, a big thank you to the 3 of you!
>  
> For history, I’d like to add the first workshop « ATELIER W3C : PUBLISHING USING THE OPEN WEB PLATFORM » on Sept 16, 2013 in Paris
> https://www.w3c.fr/category/digital-publishing-2/ <https://www.w3c.fr/category/digital-publishing-2/>
> and remind us all of Pierre Danet energy in helping this to append. 
>  
> Luc
> 
> Le 27 sept. 2017 à 17:16, Charles LaPierre <charlesl@benetech.org <mailto:charlesl@benetech.org>> a écrit :
> 
>> In addition to Ivan,  also a HUGE thank you to Tzviya and Markus who did an outstanding job leading our Interest group! 
>>  
>> Thanks
>> EOM
>> 
>> Charles LaPierre
>> Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible
>> E-mail: charlesl@benetech.org <mailto:charlesl@benetech.org>
>> Twitter: @CLaPierreA11Y
>> Skype: charles_lapierre
>> Phone: 650-600-3301
>>  
>> 
>>  
>>> On Sep 27, 2017, at 7:59 AM, Bill Kasdorf <bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com <mailto:bkasdorf@apexcovantage.com>> wrote:
>>>  
>>> +1000
>>> 
>>> Bill Kasdorf
>>> VP and Principal Consultant | Apex CoVantage
>>> p:
>>> 734-904-6252  m:   734-904-6252
>>> ISNI: http://isni.org/isni/0000000116490786 <http://isni.org/isni/0000000116490786>
>>> ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7002-4786 <https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7002-4786>
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken [mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com <mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com>] 
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:35 AM
>>> To: Ivan Herman; W3C Digital Publishing IG
>>> Cc: Liza Daly; Markus Gylling; Madi Weland Solomon; Bill McCoy; Garth Conboy; Thierry Michel; Kazuyuki Ashimura; Liam Quin
>>> Subject: RE: Closing the Digital Publishing Interest Group
>>> 
>>> Let us also thank Ivan Herman, without whom none of this would have been possible. Ivan guided those of us who were new to the W3C through the Process and made us feel welcome immediately while imparting his years of Web wisdom on the publishing industry. Thank you, Ivan!
>>> 
>>> Tzviya Siegman
>>> Information Standards Lead
>>> Wiley
>>> 201-748-6884
>>> tsiegman@wiley.com <mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Ivan Herman [mailto:ivan@w3.org <mailto:ivan@w3.org>] 
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:00 AM
>>> To: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org <mailto:public-digipub-ig@w3.org>>
>>> Cc: Liza Daly <lizadaly@gmail.com <mailto:lizadaly@gmail.com>>; Markus Gylling <markus.gylling@gmail.com <mailto:markus.gylling@gmail.com>>; Madi Weland Solomon <madi.w.solomon@gmail.com <mailto:madi.w.solomon@gmail.com>>; Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org <mailto:bmccoy@w3.org>>; Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken <tsiegman@wiley.com <mailto:tsiegman@wiley.com>>; Garth Conboy <garth@google.com <mailto:garth@google.com>>; Thierry Michel <tmichel@w3.org <mailto:tmichel@w3.org>>; Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org <mailto:ashimura@w3.org>>; Liam Quin <liam@w3.org <mailto:liam@w3.org>>
>>> Subject: Closing the Digital Publishing Interest Group
>>> 
>>> Dear all,
>>> 
>>> At the end of the month the Digital Publishing Interest Group's charter will expire and, based on our earlier discussions and the decision of the W3C Management, the Interest Group will indeed close down.
>>> 
>>> Just as at any time a group closes it is worth spending a few minutes remembering history, in particular for a group that played, in my view, such a seminal role. It is almost five (yes, five!) years ago when we held our first joint workshop with the IDPF in New York[1], which led to the creation of the Digital Publishing Activity and the Digital Publishing Interest Group. That Workshop was, in many respect, the first time two related but also almost disjoint communities met: the Publishing community, mostly gathered around EPUB, and the Web Developers' community, mostly around W3C. It was a long overdue event for all the reasons we know on the common technological interests of the two communities (remember Jeff Jaffe's slides at the TOC event on "Web=Publishing"?). It was certainly one of the most interesting events I participated in, so far, at W3C.
>>> 
>>> This led to the DPUB IG. Looking back on its four years’ work, I do believe it was successful fulfilling its most important goal: create long-lasting and stable contacts among these communities. Beyond the several documents it has published over the years[2] it could formulate new perspectives, create new relationships, started new technical work that are now reflected in the work of the Publishing Business and Working Groups, it has contributed to the discussions at W3C on accessibility, layout, or metadata and, last but not least, it has laid the groundwork for what is now known as Publishing@W3C, born out of the merge of IDPF and W3C. I think we can be proud of what we have achieved.
>>> 
>>> Lots of people, some of whom have gone to other areas, contributed to the success.  A number of people acted either as co-editors for the documents we produced over the years, or co-chairs of the various task forces; I do not even make an attempt to list them all, incurring the danger of forgetting someone. But I think we should all thank the successive co-chairs of the Interest Group: Markus Gylling, Madi Solomon, Liza Daly, Tzviya Siegman, and Garth Conboy. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! And thank to all the participants over the years.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Ivan
>>> 
>>> [1] https://www.w3.org/2012/08/electronic-books/ <https://www.w3.org/2012/08/electronic-books/>
>>> [2] https://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/wiki/Main_Page <https://www.w3.org/dpub/IG/wiki/Main_Page>
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ----
>>> Ivan Herman, W3C 
>>> Publishing@W3C Technical Lead
>>> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/ <http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/>
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Ivan Herman, W3C 
Publishing@W3C Technical Lead
Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/ <http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/>
mobile: +31-641044153
ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2704 <http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0782-2704>


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