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RE: Introductions

From: John O'Donovan <john.odonovan@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 01:31:01 -0000
Message-ID: <B7CBDA2818C47441A2BCE02C811EA009012B9BF6@bbcxues16.national.core.bbc.co.uk>
To: "Steven Pemberton" <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>, "RDFa WG" <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Hi - an introduction,

I'm John O'Donovan, based in London and work for the BBC.

This is my first engagement in a W3C working group and I have largely
joined because I would like to see RDFa formalised in a way which solves
some of the real problems content publishers like the BBC have in using

At the moment we are considering how to use RDFa but I have some
catching up to do on the work done so far.


John O'Donovan
Chief Technical Architect

BBC Future Media & Technology (Journalism)
BC3 C1, Broadcast Centre, 201 Wood Lane, London


-----Original Message-----
From: public-rdfa-wg-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-rdfa-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Steven Pemberton
Sent: 18 February 2010 12:31
Subject: Re: Introductions

On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:02:24 +0100, Manu Sporny
<msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> * A brief background on yourself.

I am based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, but I am ethnically British. I
am a researcher at CWI, the Dutch national research institute for
Mathematics and Computer Science.

I have been at W3C from the beginning more or less. I have contributed
to, and been a member of the WGs for, CSS, HTML4, XHTML*, XForms, and
RDFa came out of the work we were doing in the XHTML WG; Mark Birbeck
and I were the original campaigners (I am currently making notes for a
history of its development).

My underlying interest is in adapting system architecture so that it
improves end-user usability.

More at my website http://www.cwi.nl/~steven

> * What you plan to use RDFa for at your organization (if you can talk
>   about it).

My organisation is not particularly interested in using it; I am however
working on getting it used by other organisations, particularly
government, and I am working with Oasis, which is adopting RDFa in ODF.

> * What you would be interested in working on in this WG.

Avoiding the second system effect ;-)


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