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Fwd: Re: Proposal: RDF Entry Point Website [was Re: Pragmatic Problems in the RDF Ecosystem]

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 22:13:35 -0500
To: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5f670ac-478f-8231-388f-689a667ec109@dbooth.org>
[Resending, because I forgot to copy the list]

On 12/17/18 2:59 AM, Henry Story wrote:>> On 17 Dec 2018, at 04:11, 
David Booth <david@dbooth.org
>> <mailto:david@dbooth.org>> wrote:
>> Well, that idea met with resounding silence.  :(
>> If people are not willing/able to do this as a community effort, how 
>> else could we address the need for a clear, newbie-friendly entry 
>> point (website) for RDF?
> That's a good idea.
> I just checked the repository, but it does not exist.

No, I was floating the idea before asking for the repository to be 
created.  If we don't have enough people willing to step forward to help 
build and maintain it, then there's no point in creating it.  So far, 
nobody else has spoken up to say they'd be willing to help.

P.S. This is issue 6: https://github.com/w3c/EasierRDF/issues/6

David Booth

> For "Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist" was I thought a very 
> nicely presented intro.
> That's is does not exist.
> For questions and answers that can have an answer I would like for the 
> moment to
> https://opendata.stackexchange.com/
>       with links to the tags that are relevant to our community namely 
> rdf, sparql, linked-data,
> semantic-web
>    We need to suggest a few other tags perhaps that would be of use. It 
> would be good
> to have some tag for publication.
> For questions that are open, this mailing list would be good, or a forum 
> that is good
> at leaving questions open, in the sense explained by Floridi in "What is 
> a Philosophical
> Question?"
> There should be a section on academic papers specializing in this, and 
> conferences,
> with perhaps a feed that people can subscribe to that collates all of 
> them, so people
> know both which conferences to go to, or where the specialists are they 
> could approach
> to answer their questions.
> Those conferences and workshops could be useful then to attract more 
> students and
> teachers to ask and answer questions on stack exchange.
>> David Booth
>> On 12/12/18 5:15 PM, David Booth wrote:
>>> On 11/27/18 8:27 AM, Steven Harms wrote:
>>>> A. Lack of a Clear Entry Point
>>> https://github.com/w3c/EasierRDF/issues/6
>>> It seems to me that if we address this one issue, it could also be a 
>>> springboard for addressing several others:
>>>   Issue 7: Beginner friendly tutorials / documentation
>>>   Issue 8: Beginner friendly support
>>>   Issue 9: Lack of Technology Framing
>>>   Issue 10: Lack of a Canonical Example
>>>   Issue 2: Tools are scattered
>>> I propose that we make a W3C community-maintained website for this 
>>> purpose, and use a github repo -- to be created -- to drive it, such as:
>>> https://github.com/w3c/rdf
>>> It could be created under the auspices of the existing W3C rdf-dev 
>>> Community Group, and we could start by linking to existing resources 
>>> on the web.
>>> CALL TO ACTION: Who would be willing to help pull this together and 
>>> maintain it?
>>> David Booth
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