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Re: Introductions

From: Markus Gylling <markus.gylling@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 15:15:10 +0100
Message-Id: <5DD27C95-6FF4-4C1A-A7C1-CF2DDDB9A970@gmail.com>
To: RDFa WG <public-rdfa-wg@w3.org>
Hi all,
I'm Markus Gylling, working with the DAISY Consortium as their CTO.

I am currently involved in the revision of the ANSI/NISO Z39.86 standard (a.k.a DAISY [1]), and also active in the working group taking care of the EPUB [2] specification. 

The upcoming Z39.86 spec is intending to make use of RDFa; for this reason my interests are centered around integration of RDFa in non-XHTML-family grammars, and (as user tests of RDFa 1.0 have shown us) simplification.

As to whether the next version of EPUB will support RDFa, its too early to tell. But I know that semantic and metadata annotation is becoming a topic of interest in that context, and, since  EPUB is XHTML-based, I guess I'll have to confess to being interested in the rdfa-in-xhtml portion of our work as well. ;)

[1] http://www.daisy.org
[2] http://www.idpf.org

On Feb 16, 2010, at 5:02 PM, Manu Sporny wrote:

> If you are going to be participating in the WG (including previous
> members of the RDFa Task Force), please send an introductory e-mail to
> the list before the telecon with the following information:
> * A brief background on yourself.
> * What you plan to use RDFa for at your organization (if you can talk
>  about it).
> * What you would be interested in working on in this WG.
> -----------------------------
> Here's my info:
> Introduction
> ------------
> I'm currently co-Chair of the RDFa WG, along with Ben Adida.
> My current interests are in for-profit, copyright-aware, peer-to-peer
> digital content distribution networks. Our company creates technology to
> help artists and authors that create music, movies and books to
> distribute their work via the Web. We also (financially) reward fans for
> distributing works on behalf of the artists while ensuring that the
> artists are paid the royalties that they desire.
> I'm primarily concerned with ensuring that artists and writers around
> the world can make a living creating work that positively impacts local
> and global culture. As the Web becomes the primary way in which we
> exchange cultural creations, we must not forget to create the
> technological mechanism that artists and writers will use to be rewarded
> for their work.
> More on my LinkedIn profile:
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny
> RDFa at Our Organization
> ------------------------
> We are planning on integrating RDFa with the PaySwarm[1] standards
> project for license and rights expression, audio/video metadata
> expression, pricing expression and REST/JSON Web Service API discovery.
> This standard's primary goal is to enable browser-based micropayments
> for the music, movie and print industries.
> We are currently using RDFa to express our music catalog[2] of over 1
> million songs, artists, albums and the pricing and purchase information
> associated with those works.
> Our browser-based (Firefox) plugin will eventually detect purchase
> information and HTML-based machine-readable information on how to
> transact with PaySwarm networks.
> RDFa Work Items of Interest
> ---------------------------
> My work item interests, in order of perceived importance, are:
> 1. Defining RDFa for HTML4 and HTML5
> 2. Native browser support of RDFa
> 3. Defining a unified RDFa API for Javascript and Browsers
> 4. Creating an RDFa Core document and XHTML, HTML4 and HTML5
> 5. SVG and ODF support
> -- manu
> [1] http://payswarm.com/
> [2] http://bitmunk.com/
> -- 
> Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny)
> President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: PaySwarming Goes Open Source
> http://blog.digitalbazaar.com/2010/02/01/bitmunk-payswarming/
Received on Thursday, 4 March 2010 14:15:45 UTC

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