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From: Kovatsch, Matthias <matthias.kovatsch@siemens.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 11:22:48 +0000
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, Public Web of Things IG <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4EBB3DDD0FBF694CA2A87838DF129B3C01798D8F@DEFTHW99EL4MSX.ww902.siemens.net>
In my experience, it is much more efficient to talk to potential members, figure out what they need, and come up with a plan how WoT can help them. I think this a sounder approach than promising basically everything in a charter, which rather indicates that the mission will obviously fail...

We need to get a clearer picture what we want to do specifically, point out how it helps the members, and use this to get more people on board.

Best regards
Matthias



Von: Dave Raggett [mailto:dsr@w3.org]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2016 16:20
An: Public Web of Things IG
Betreff: How to attract new members to the WoT IG?

What do we need to do in the IG charter to make it easier to attract new members?  Before writing a pull request, it makes sense to first discuss this challenge and see what ideas emerge and where we have a rough consensus.

When talking with people in IoT alliances and other standards development organisations, I have seen that there is general agreement on the importance of semantic interoperability and security.  W3C is respected for its work on standards relating to RDF and linked data, and is expected to take the lead on enabling declarative domain models and constraints.

For security, so far each organisation has approached this independently. This risks problems for end to end security for services that span platforms specified by different organisations.  Without shared trust assumptions, parties will only be able to share data that is marked as being publicly accessible.  By focusing on inter-platform standards for the IoT, W3C has a mission to work with the IoT organisations to encourage alignment over trust assumptions for security and how to describe this in metadata.

We have very few people currently in the IG with the requisite experience. What do we need to do in the new IG charter to help attract such people?

Do you agree that semantics and security are critical to realising the potential for the Web of Things?

One idea would be to add explicit deliverables on semantic modelling and end to end security, what do you think?

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   Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org<mailto:dsr@w3.org>>



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