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Re: Semantic Web Interest Group now closed

From: Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:32:20 -0400
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <61b840a5-f4b1-b67a-89d0-7c7385ac8980@w3.org>


On 2018-10-15 11:09 AM, David Booth wrote:
> On 10/15/2018 10:49 AM, xueyuan wrote:
>  > This message is to inform you that the Semantic Web Interest Group
>  > is now closed, [ . . . . ]
>  > With the introduction of Community Groups we now encourage the
>  > participants in the IG forum to
>  > establish Community Groups to continue the conversations.
> 
> Given that the semantic-web@w3.org email list has served the community 
> very well, I think it would be helpful for continuity if a Community 
> Group could take over the existing email list.  Is this possible?  And 
> if so, does this mean that we should now create such a community group?

Ivan and I have been in conversation with DanBri for some time as the 
formal closing of the Interest Group was pending.  This specific 
question was part of that discussion; whether to continue the big 
semantic-web distribution list as a Community Group resource or use the 
opportunity to do some housekeeping.

Ivan and I decided to let the community decide -- and those discussions 
are welcome on the list.

And again, I can't overstate our appreciate to DanBri for his gentle 
facilitation of the discussions on this list, jumping in as the IG chair 
and list moderator only when it was critical to do so.

-Ralph

> My one hesitation in continuing with the existing list is that the 
> choice of the name "Semantic Web" has long been recognized as a 
> marketing mistake, so perhaps it is time to say goodbye to it.  "Linked 
> Data" is a substantially better term.
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> David Booth
> 
Received on Monday, 15 October 2018 19:32:23 UTC

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