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Re: The Vocabulary, Schema.org governance, etc.

From: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:58:06 -0700
Message-ID: <CABP7RbfbDh1H+9ycmSgTCpNN-9qxg9Nd=h2qzYCxebhwWzaOwQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Guha <guha@google.com>
Cc: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>, Peter Mika <pmika@yahoo-inc.com>, W3C Vocabularies <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Just to point out... The Social WG face to face at TPAC is limited to
WG members but non-WG members can request to attend as observers.
However, observers cannot participate in the discussions. I'm sure
you'd be welcome to come participate in the discussions but to do so
Google would need to join the WG.

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 8:36 AM, Guha <guha@google.com> wrote:
> I will certainly come to the TPAC in Santa Clara (assuming no emergency
> takes me out of town, etc.). Would it make sense to have a vocabulary or
> schema.org related session/track?
>
> I would be happy to come talk to the Social WG.
>
> guha
>
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 2:59 AM, ☮ elf Pavlik ☮
> <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org> wrote:
>>
>> On 09/22/2014 11:15 AM, Peter Mika wrote:
>> > Hi Renato, All,
>> >
>> > Just like Guha, I want to start out by saying how much we appreciate
>> > everyone's input and your concern for the growth of the
>> > Linked/Data/Semantic Web.
>> >
>> > The same passion for the Web drove us to start schema.org, and from the
>> > beginning we realized that yes, if we create any original text as part
>> > of the schema, even if it's just a couple of words, we would own the
>> > copyright to it. Exactly for this reason, we are going to great length
>> > trying to 'disown' schema.org <http://schema.org/> so that publishers
>> > (and really anyone else) can feel completely safe to use it and build on
>> > it. The two ways of disowning that we could come up with and implemented
>> > so far:
>> >
>> > #1 A Creative Commons copyright license
>> > #2 Our commitment to the W3C Patent Policy
>> >
>> > The last schema.org TOS update was in fact adding #2.
>> >
>> > We really hope this is sufficient for everyone to freely use and build
>> > upon schema.org. However, we welcome your input on what other steps we
>> > could take!
>> Hi Peter,
>>
>> We currently discuss using schema.org for our work in W3 Social Web WG
>> http://www.w3.org/2013/socialweb/social-wg-charter.html
>>
>> Face to face meeting during TPAC will most likely also include relevant
>> conversation. Some of WG members voiced various concerns about building
>> on top of schema.org, especially that no one representing any of
>> schema.org sponsor organizations participates in Social Web WG process.
>>
>> I would find it super helpful if at least one of the W3C members who
>> co-leads schema.org effort could joint that TPAC session.
>> 27&28 October 2014, Santa Clara http://www.w3.org/2014/11/TPAC/
>>
>> Thank you!
>> ☮ elf Pavlik ☮
>
>
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