New member introduction

As the newest member of the GRDDL working group, I thought I should
introduce myself.

I am a part of the central architecture team in the HP Software division
of HP, where I am particularly interested in enabling the incremental
adoption of RDF in an XML world, as described here:
GRDDL, of course, plays a key role in this approach by permitting XML
documents to be transparently transformed into RDF -- essentially
allowing XML formats to be treated as specialized serializations of RDF.

I intended to join the GRDDL working group at its beginning, but various
internal developments took precedence (notably, HP bought Mercury
Interactive).  However, the recent discovery of GRDDL's ambiguity
problem (issue-dbooth-3) brought the GRDDL work to the top of my
priority list.  I am joining the working group now because I care deeply
about GRDDL's success, and while I believe this ambiguity issue is a
critical flaw that *must* be fixed, I am also sensitive to the fact that
the working group has already put a lot of work into this spec and wants
to get it done.  Therefore, I want to do everything I can to help with
the grunt work of fixing it, rather than just carping about it from
outside the group.

I was previously a member of the following W3C working groups:
	Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment
	Web Services Description Language (WSDL 2.0)
	Web Services Architecture

I look forward to working with you.


David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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Received on Friday, 8 June 2007 04:41:17 UTC