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Re: Proposed W3C Community Group for Schema.org

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:56:22 +0100
Message-ID: <CAK-qy=6UQPYOLETOS3ow9RhkDRa0obU9_AfxRCJtEW__LDJfBg@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Cc: Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>
Update: the group has been approved and created:
https://www.w3.org/community/schemaorg/

Do please join up if you're interested in the finer detail of
schema.org collaboration. We'll continue to to make heavy use of
Github for issue tracking (i.e.
https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues ) and will also keep
public-vocabs in-the-loop, but once the new extensions model is
implemented (next week or so) I suggest using the Community Group as
the default schema.org mailing list rather than public-vocabs.

As a reminder the next release of schema.org is codenamed sdo-gozer,
and the list of issues (63 open) currently tagged against it is at
https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+milestone%3A%22sdo-gozer+release%22

We'll probably push a few of those open issues off into a subsequent
release so if you've opinions on the urgency or best resolution for
any of the issues listed, do jump in right away via Github.

cheers,

Dan

On 31 March 2015 at 19:00, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com> wrote:
> A quick note about a proposed Community Group for Schema.org at W3C,
> and its relationship with this list.
>
> The public-vocabs list is nearly 4(!) years old already. Since late
> 2011 it has been framed as the mailing list for W3C's "Web Schemas"
> task force of the Semantic Web Interest Group (charter at
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/webschema.html).
>
> During these last years those of us in the schema.org project have
> used the Web Schemas group and the public-vocabs@w3.org list as the
> primary list for day-to-day schema.org discussions. We have
> experimented with various collaboration mechanisms during that time,
> most recently by moving to an opensource codebase and extensive use of
> Github [1]. As we prepare to launch the recently announced extensions
> mechanism [2] we have realised that there is a need for a more
> dedicated Schema.org-specific forum that can be used to coordinate and
> discuss schema.org extensions.
>
> Therefore I have just filed a proposal for a new W3C "Schema.org
> Community Group", described as follows:
>
> "The Schema.org Community Group provides a forum for discussing all
> changes, additions and extensions to schema.org. In addition to
> providing a public setting for the day to day operation of the
> project, it serves as the mechanism for reviewing extensions and as a
> liaison point for all parties developing independent extensions to the
> schema.org core."
>
> There is naturally some overlap with this broader public-vocabs group,
> but the idea is that we will migrate all the more intense and detailed
> schema.org collaboration discussions into the new Community Group
> (while continuing to rely on Github to bring structure to our
> discussions and sanity to our inboxes).
>
> I hope many of the regular contributors to public-vocabs discussions
> will join and continue in the CG, and that public-vocabs will continue
> in the role initially outlined, i.e. as a high level meeting place for
> all efforts to bring structured data schemas into the Web.
>
> It looks like we only need one more person to vote for the group (we
> have 4/5 already) before it will be brought into existence. Which
> reminds me to emphasise that W3C Community Groups in general provide a
> great mechanism for topical schema discussions, whether schema.org
> oriented (like BibExtend, [4]) or otherwise. I'll keep this list
> updated as things get set up...
>
> cheers,
>
> Dan
>
>
>
> [1] https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues
> [2] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2015Mar/0117.html
> [3] https://www.w3.org/community/blog/2015/03/31/proposed-group-schema-org-community-group/#comment-55733
> https://www.w3.org/community/groups/proposed/#schemaorg
> [4] https://www.w3.org/community/schemabibex/
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