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Re: Proposed W3C Community Group for Schema.org

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2015 09:41:28 +0200
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>, W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>
Message-Id: <97EE83C2-B1BD-4115-95CF-9B79C6595936@w3.org>
To: Ramanathan V Guha <guha@google.com>

> On 01 Apr 2015, at 16:26 , Guha <guha@google.com> wrote:
> 
> Wonderful :)
> 
> guha

Indeed...

Ivan

> 
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 2:56 AM, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com> wrote:
> 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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