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Moving forward

From: Arnaud Le Hors <lehors@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 09:31:50 -0700
To: public-rdf-shapes@w3.org
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Hi all,

As chair-to-be of the proposed WG I've been working with the W3C Team on 
trying to find a way forward that would be acceptable by all.

The normative change proposed to the charter [draft charter] which was to 
start with use cases and requirements instead of assuming Resource Shapes 
as a starting point was made weeks ago. The Team has actually made the 
charter technology neutral with regard to all of the various candidates 
out there and has now made the compact human-readable syntax an optional 
deliverable and added a reference to Dublin Core Application Profiles. I 
haven't seen any other proposal that seems to have general support.

[draft charter] http://www.w3.org/2014/data-shapes/charter

So at this point, I think we're better off going with the proposed 
charter, launch the WG, and direct our efforts towards writing up the use 
cases, requirements, and exploring what the best solution might be 
objectively.

There is definitely a risk that the WG will struggle to find a direction 
with such an open ended charter but at the same time I think it will be 
more productive to have a discussion within the framework of a WG than the 
way it's happening now on this mailing list.

I can say that I've worked with Arthur Ryman so that IBM would support 
this even though this isn't what he wanted (FYI Arthur and I are from 
different groups within IBM). Standards are made of compromises, so I hope 
you will all do the same.

I look forward to working with you all.
Thank you.
--
Arnaud  Le Hors - Senior Technical Staff Member, Open Web Standards - IBM 
Software Group
Received on Wednesday, 6 August 2014 16:32:22 UTC

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