[ALL] Introduction

Hi all,
I just joined the WG and figured I should introduce myself.

I'm part of the IBM Software Standards group. Although I'm new to the RDF 
arena I'm not totally stranger to it because I was actually a W3C staff 
member some 12 years ago (I know, that dates me, doesn't it?) I was 
specifically involved in HTML, DOM, and XML with various hats (editor, 
activity lead, co-chair) but of course when you work anywhere near TimBL 
it's impossible not to hear about RDF. :-)

After several years wandering off the technical path into standards 
strategy and policy land, I decided last Fall to reconnect with my roots 
and I've since then been working with several of our product groups that 
have made Linked Data an integral part of their infrastructure. I don't 
think this is well known yet but this actually marks a significant shift 
in IBM's position towards Linked Data. Indeed, while IBM Research has 
always been interested in the Semantic Web, and several IBMers have 
participated in various related activities for that reason, we've only 
recently started using it in our products in a big way.

If you're interested you can learn about some of what we do with Linked 
Data by visiting the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC): 

Our interest is in helping promote Linked Data in the industry and helping 
with further development of this technology. It is in this context that 
I'm happy to become part of this WG.
Arnaud  Le Hors - Software Standards Architect - IBM Software Group

Received on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 01:19:19 UTC