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Re: SKOS is a W3C Recommendation

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:02:57 +0200
Message-ID: <4A8BF801.7080900@few.vu.nl>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
CC: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Hi Dan,

Well, you already know the far-sighted employers I have, some of them co-chair this WG :-)
FYI I was funded by the STITCH project, which is Dutch, but also by the TELplus project, which funded by the EU (under the eContentPlus programme) and is mentioned in the W3C PR for the RAMEAU prototype.

Cheers,

Antoine

> 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
> 
> 
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