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Re: CG startup

From: Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 10:29:49 +0100
To: "SPARQL 1.2 Community Group" <public-sparql-12@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f623d71b-ca9d-f886-8870-6d2d6bc8343d@apache.org>
Hello everyone,

There are now over 70 participants in this CG!

We have started with a lot of ideas being written up as github issues.


with collecting of material on the wiki:


The issues area allows you to get notifications on a specific issue of 
interest, or you can track all activity by enabling notifications on the 
repository itself.  Your github settings also allow further tuning of 

This should give you control on how many notifications you get.


On 01/04/2019 16:08, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> We have a good number of participants to get started; a few people are 
> navigating processes and their organisations to sign up.
> How we operate is up to us, the main W3C provision is that we operate 
> under the "Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct". We ought to record 
> decisions openly and of preference use the public list.  We'll 
> undoubtedly refine how we work as things progress.  W3C do suggest a CG 
> charter and there is a template:
>    http://w3c.github.io/cg-charter/CGCharter.html
> which seems like a good thing to fill out.
> The goal is to collect and describe SPARQL 1.2 features. I'm sure that 
> there will be suggestions we don't see as a simple evolution of SPARQL 
> 1.1 and we can collect those and label them appropriately.
> Process:
> We get to decide our processes.  Here are some ideas (weakly held opinions)
> Mailing list:  process and coordination.
> GH issues:     technical discussions
> GH pages:      material for a feature
> Telecons:      always hard to find a timeslot
> We use GH issues for technical discussions - this is easier than having 
> to extract discussions from email archives and makes it easier to follow 
> some discussions and not others.
> If an issue is leading to a feature, small or large, and someone from 
> the CG offers to take on the editor role for it, then a GH page (or 
> pages) can be started.  If we have some basic template, it'll help 
> producing summaries later.
> Discussions around the feature can remain on issues (really, this is up 
> to the people involved in the feature).
> How do people feel about telecons? Start without and have them when it's 
> clearer how they are useful?
> Chair:
> I think we should have at least two for coverage. Some button has 
> already added me (and I'm willing to do it) and I'd like to suggest 
> Jerven Bolleman as a co-chair.
> Github repo:
> We have a github repository: https://github.com/w3c/sparql-12
> where there is a minimal place holder github page.
>    https://w3c.github.io/
> Nearby:
> The "RDF Test Curation Community Group" looks after the RDF and SPARQL 
> test suites, fixing mistakes and adding tests for clarification.
>    https://w3c.github.io/rdf-tests/
> The SPARQL Errata document:
>    https://www.w3.org/2013/sparql-errata
> is the W3C process for recording errors in the specs. The specs 
> themselves don't change and there isn't a working group active with the 
> charter to change/update them.
> W3C Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
>    https://www.w3.org/Consortium/cepc/
>      Andy
Received on Monday, 8 April 2019 09:30:14 UTC

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