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SV: A certain difficulty

From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 11:36:10 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <14518.44922.207128.534729@localhost.localdomain>
To: <xml-dev@xml.org>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Greg FitzPatrick writes:

 [about RDF]

 > > Throwing more standards writers at a problem is like throwing more
 > > money at one (or like adding more people to a software-development
 > > project that's behind schedule).

 > So like .. er, we shouldn't do anything at all?

Well, sort-of.  Let's wait a while and see what the implementors come
up with, and then standardize *after* we have real-world experience
rather than trying to do it in advance.

If the implementors don't come up with anything significant, then it's
probably better to throw out RDF altogether and start over.  I'm still
tempted to design something RDF-like but much simpler and better
documented, but so far (at the end of 2000-02) I think there's still a
bit of hope for RDF: I'm not willing to split the market as long as
there's a market to split, because the network effect is what we all
really need.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com
Received on Friday, 25 February 2000 11:37:24 UTC

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