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Web Annotation WG Launched!

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:29:41 -0400
Message-ID: <53F4E915.7070506@w3.org>
To: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Hi, folks–

I'm very pleased to announce that we've just launched the new W3C Web 
Annotation Working Group [1]!

Thank you to everyone who has helped us create and refine the charter 
[2] for the WG, including the Open Annotation CG [3], the participants 
in the W3C Workshop on Annotations [4] (and its host, Hypothes.is), and 
all of the Advisory Committee representatives who supported the charter.

I'm proud to say that the Web Annotation charter review broke the record 
for the largest number of positive reviews for any charter review since 
W3C first started using its polling system in 2003 (I don't have data 
before that point) [5]. 38 W3C member organizations actively supported 
forming the WG! This is an auspicious beginning.

Those of you who work for W3C member companies, who wish to join the WG, 
you can ask your AC rep to add you right now [6]. If you wish to join 
the WG, but don't work for a W3C member company, you may be eligible to 
become an Invited Expert; email Ivan and me offlist, and we'll help you.

You don't have to join the Web Annotation WG to participate in the 
technical discussions, though. All of our technical discussions, and 
minutes of our telcons and f2f meetings, will be held on the 
public-annotation mailing list [7].

We plan to have our first face-to-face (f2f) meeting at W3C's TPAC 
meeting in Santa Clara, CA, on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 [8]. All Web 
Annotation WG members are welcome to attend, and we'll let you know when 
that option is ready on our registration form.

Thanks again, and I look forward to moving Web annotations forward with 
you all.

[1] https://www.w3.org/annotation/
[2] https://www.w3.org/annotation/charter/
[3] http://www.w3.org/community/openannotation/
[4] http://www.w3.org/2014/04/annotation/
[5] (member-only for now, sorry!) 
https://www.w3.org/2014/dashboard/ac-reviews.html?5%25%20of%20members=388&goal=38
[6] https://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/73180/join
[7] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-annotation/
[8] http://www.w3.org/2014/11/TPAC/

Regards-
-Doug
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