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Timeline and priorities

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 16:00:56 -0500
Message-ID: <4F0CA708.9010104@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Linked JSON <public-linked-json@w3.org>
Hi folks,

I've had a few informal discussions with Ivan and Gregg about getting
JSON-LD finished in this Community Group so that we may propose a W3C
Working Group to take the specifications to REC. During the call today,
folks seemed to think that the syntax has stabilized and that we could
start thinking about the future a bit more. Below is a proposed set of
priorities and a timeline for getting these documents completed. I'm
posting both here to get input from the community on the rough plan forward.

Those working on the specs will probably need to focus on the documents
in the following order:

1. JSON-LD Syntax
3. RDF Graph Normalization (performed by another Community Group)

The JSON-LD Syntax document is very close to completion, only a few more
passes are necessary before we could move it quickly from FPWD to Last
Call at W3C and then on to REC. So, perhaps a few days of editing spread
over a month of editorial work if both Gregg and I are working on it.

The JSON-LD API needs more work, specifically on the framing algorithm
and the normalization algorithm. I would estimate about a week or two of
editing spread over a two month period of this document between two editors.

The RDF Graph Normalization document is the document that needs the most
work. Ultimately, we will need at least 2 interoperable implementations
implemented from the spec text (read: done by someone other than Digital
Bazaar). We will also need to collect people from other communities
since it applies to more than just JSON-LD and create a Community Group
around RDF Graph Normalization. The document needs about two to three
weeks of editing spread over a three month period. Forming the Community
Group and getting that under way and wrapped up
will probably take a total of 3-5 months.

So, I think this is the rough timeline:

End of January 2012: Start RDF Graph Normalization Community Group
End of February 2012: JSON-LD Syntax editing complete
                       Start discussion of JSON-LD WG w/ W3C
End of March 2012: JSON-LD API editing complete
End of May 2012: RDF Graph Normalization editing complete
End of May 2012: Start JSON-LD WG at W3C.

At that point the documents should be handed over to the W3C JSON-LD
Working Group. For the purposes of continuity, those that had
significant contributions and made it to the meetings regularly should
be a part of that group (Markus, Niklas, Gregg, and myself). I'm sure
Ivan and Thomas Roessler will be involved in some way and some point. I
also hope that the W3C Members that are on this list will choose to
participate in the group as well (without them, we will not be able to
create the Working Group and we will not have proper W3C industry
support for the standard).

So, that's the rough plan - thoughts, comments, concerns?

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
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