[OWL] Oops (really moving the WG mailing list to a W3C one)
Peter F. Patel-Schneider
pfps at research.bell-labs.com
Wed Dec 21 10:39:50 EST 2005
In sum, I am neutral with respect to this proposal. I see some advantages, but
also some disadvantages.
I think that one prerequisite for the move would be W3C blessing the use of the
mailing list for OWL 1.1 development.
Note that my documents call for discussion in semantic-web at w3c.org. This is an
even more general list. One problem with public-owl-dev at w3.org is the "-dev",
which may be off-putting.
From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia at isr.umd.edu>
Subject: [OWL] Oops
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 23:13:21 -0500
> Y'know, I realized that I (and we collectively) had a bit of a brain
> fart. There was an existing public mailing list devoted to talking
> about OWL -- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-dev/
> Stupid me.
> So, I thought I'd at least mention this list and work (and do a
> Workshop report, or forward peter's) to that list. But we should also
> consider moving this traffic over there. There are a number of reasons
> stemming from its being in W3C space :
> 1) one way the W3C gauges interest in a working group is by the
> traffic on its lists devoted to certain topics. public-owl-dev gets
> little traffic right now
This is rather ego-centric of them. They should instead measure the total
amount of "noise" related to OWL.
> 2) it's more prominant, so people with have an easier time finding and
> participating (ooo, could be a bad thing :))
> 3) it's in a "neutral" space (though, really, *I* don't think it
> matters :))
I don't view W3C as particularly neutral. Some of the aspects of OWL 1.1 do
not fit into their world view.
> I don't think it's the largest deal, but perhaps after 1.1 is hammered
> out, we should consider make that the "home list" of the workshop and
> Give how little it is used, I don't *think* we have to worry about
> dilution of focus or disruption.
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