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Re: A proposal for establishing an RDFa IG

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 13:47:57 -0400
Message-ID: <4A5B734D.9080107@intertwingly.net>
To: Ben Adida <ben@adida.net>
CC: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa Developers <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Sam Ruby wrote:
> I believe we need to work together.  If you are not willing to do that 
> -- and furthermore, if "That's the point of the RDFa IG" --  then lets 
> make this interesting.  I, Sam Ruby, do hereby publicly oppose the 
> formation of such an IG.  I believe that the W3C has for too long 
> operated in a dysfunctional manner by NOT addressing issues head on, and 
> instead facilitating confusion[1] by creating overlapping groups with 
> unclear boundaries and missions, and in this case with the apparent 
> expressed purpose of avoiding addressing the underlying issue.
> I believe that Mike and I have expressed the way we would like to see 
> things progress:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2009Jun/0132.html
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009Jul/0017.html 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009Jul/0018.html 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf/2009Jul/0019.html 

With Manu's publishing of the first public Editors Draft of RDFa for 
HTML5[1], my concerns have been fully addressed and now I support the 
formation of an RDFa IG, should there still be a desire for there to be one.

- Sam Ruby

[1] http://blog.digitalbazaar.com/2009/07/13/html5rdfa/
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