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Re: SKOS is a W3C Recommendation

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:55:02 +0200
Message-ID: <4A8BF626.1070401@danbri.org>
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
CC: "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>, public-swd-wg@w3.org
On 19/08/2009 14:42, Antoine Isaac wrote:
> Excellent!
> Congrats to everyone, and thanks, especially to the W3C support team ;-)

Talking of acknowledgements, I'd like to find some way of publically 
noting that a lot of the early SKOS work was possible thanks to the 
European Commission (who funded SWAD-Europe, and the earlier work from 
the DESIRE project on which SKOS was originally based). Basically I'd 
like the EU to fund more such efforts in the future, so reminding them 
of their successes could be useful :)

I'll blog something about all this. But I'm interested in doing a bit of 
an informal survey, to find out more about what the funding, projects 
etc situation was for those of you on SWD WG who have put so much work 
into SKOS over the last few years. Who were the generous employers, 
far-sighted line managers, standards-friendly project officers etc etc 
who made it possible for this group to work so hard for so long? And if 
people have been effectively self-funded (this includes 
evening/weekends), that's worth knowing about too. And what can we learn 
about this for the support of future standards work in this area?

So - thanks for any thoughts. If you'd rather reply offlist on this 
topic, please do. I'm very interested to learn more about how all this 
was possible at a funding level. Were there more EU projects? National 
projects? Commercial projects, US eg DARPA, ... etc?

cheers,

Dan
Received on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 12:55:45 UTC

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