[foaf-protocols] W3C WebID review

Henry Story henry.story at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 10:19:03 CEST 2010

Thanks Doug for the detailed clarification. 

    The purpose of my initial mail was to let the community on which WebId depends - which is the living body which makes up the protocol - know simply that something was being discussed, and that I was involved, so they did not get the feeling that we were leaving them out of a process, however tentative that process was. 

   As a community we need to perhaps build some structure here so that we know how to deal with future situations such as this. I have always conducted all conversation in the open, from this mailing list to the blogs I produced to the wiki at http://esw.w3.org/foaf+ssl . 

   It is remarkable that the WebId protocol - the protocol to help people conduct business in private - is the one that we would never have discovered  had we not conducted our work in public.

   At our next WebId meeting we should discuss the issues of how we can legitimately represent the WebId community. 

   Thanks for opening a process at the W3C for us,


		Henry Story

Social Web Architect

On 18 Aug 2010, at 22:13, Doug Schepers wrote:

> So, as the person who is chairing this call, tasked with making sure our 
> goals are met, I'm afraid I have to be the bad guy who declines to 
> invite more people.
> I apologize, and if any of you want to participate in a follow-up call, 
> we can start arranging that now.
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
> Henry Story wrote (on 8/18/10 2:54 PM):
>> On 18 Aug 2010, at 19:44, Joe Presbrey wrote:
>>> Do you know if its going to be at W3C MIT? I'd like to join if its
>>> not too late!
>> I can't tell from the blurb I received. Perhaps Harry Halpin or Doug
>> Schepers will know. But if the meeting is happening in a conference
>> room there it certainly would be good to have someone else intimately
>> familiar with WebID be present too.
>> (Harry, Joe built the foaf+ssl apache module...)
>> a few others on the list participate want to participate to, (at
>> least to listen, given that there is not much time). Though I would
>> understand if at this point due to the exploratory nature of the
>> discussion the space for attendance was limited.
>> Henry
>>> -- Joe Presbrey
>>> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 1:11 PM, Henry Story<henry.story at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Just a heads up to let you know that next Thursday there will be
>>>> a teleconf on WebId in the W3C. Don't think its public, but
>>>> things are moving.

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