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Re: RIF WG Planning for 2009

From: Leora Morgenstern <leora@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 05:39:22 -0500
To: kifer@cs.sunysb.edu
Cc: Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>, "Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>, public-rif-wg-request@w3.org
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I agree with everything you write below.  I am concerned that without an 
LP dialect, the practical utility of the RIF will be severely limited.


Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu> 
Sent by: public-rif-wg-request@w3.org
12/16/2008 03:55 PM
Please respond to

Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>
"Public-Rif-Wg (E-mail)" <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Re: RIF WG Planning for 2009

This is all good, except that there is a clear interest and need in 
defining an
LP dialect. This dialect was marked as a "maybe" in the request for an

Our own use cases, the negative guards controversy, and implications from 
of the public comments on BLD all point in the direction of a strong 
demand for
such a dialect.


On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 14:17:44 -0500
Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com> wrote:

> At the June F2F we agreed on an extension plan: 
> http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/Extension_Request_2008
> I think we are pretty close to "on track" with this plan, though 
> we can probably expect to get as far as CR by the end of the extension 
> (May 30, 2009), not all the way to Rec, with our current drafts (UCR, 
Core, BLD, 
> FLD, RDF+OWL, DTB, PRD, Test, rdf:Text).  The group is progressing, 
though we 
> are all feeling the resources being stretched to their limit.
> Here's what we're expecting 2009 to shape up to:
> 1) Continue working on the RIF drafts.  Bring them all to LC in March 
and to CR 
> in May.
> 2) Two more F2F meetings - F2F12 (Portland) & F2F13 (Europe?), with 
F2F13 being 
> sometime around April.
> 3) We would not take on any new work, simply finish the existing drafts.
> 4) Assuming we make at least LC by the end of the current extension, we 
> request a further WG extension to shepherd the drafts through CR and PR. 
> extension would be for a reduced workload WG, with monthly (+ as needed) 

> telecons and no F2F meetings.  We'd expect to simply be responding to 
> comments.
> -CC&S
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