features for this week's teleconference & plan for April


Here's what I'd like to cover on Tuesday. In parentheses are the people
that I hope will 'present' each one. Please let me know if you can or
would rather not.

+ SPARQLX & RDF serializations of SPARQL (Bijan?)
+ Cursors (Ivan M or Orri?)
+ SPARQL/OWL (Bijan?)
+ Xproc (Lee? needs to be moved from -comments list)
+ XML Literal results (Lee? needs to be moved from -comments list)
+ ControlOfDescribeQueries (Kjetil?)
+ ParameterizedInference (Axel?)

Then time permitting this week and going into next week I'd like to
cover these query language features:

+ SurfaceSyntax (in general)
+ FunctionLIbrary (in general)
+ FullText
+ LimitPerResource
+ BasicFederatedQuery
+ Constructing containers and collections
+ ScalarExpressionsInConstruct / ScalarExpressionsInTriplePatterns
(note, depending on other WG choices, these may be surface syntax

By my reckoning (probably not totally accurate), that will leave the
following features not yet having been discussed on the mailing list or
in a teleconference:

+ Control of inference
+ Cost model interface
+ OneOfGp
+ Pragmas
+ TimeoutAndResourceConstraints

...and the following described (to date) on the mailing list only:

+ AllNamedGraphs
+ BlankNodeRefs
+ CompositeDatasets

Please note: I do not intend to devote any teleconference time to these
features. If you would like the group to spend teleconference time on
any of these, please let me know asap! If you are not keen on
teleconference time but want the group to strongly consider one or more
of these, please make your case on the mailing list as soon as possible.
"Speak now or forever hold your peace," so to speak.

That puts us at Apr. 14. At that point we plan to present an ordered
list of our straw poll results, and to put up a web-based survey for WG
members to indicate preference for the group's deliverables. I plan for
this survey to be open for 2 weeks, but I'd like everyone to indicate
preferences as early as possible. This is because I'd like to devote our
teleconference on the 21st to discussing where we stand, trying to
influence people, etc. By the end of our teleconference on the 28th,
we'll reach consensus on what our deliverables will be (both required
and optional priorities).

This puts us right on schedule to spend our face-to-face time the week
after beginning to dive into the details of some of our deliverables.

Comments on this plan welcome.


Received on Monday, 6 April 2009 06:59:18 UTC