[foaf-protocols] WebID talk at W3C

Henry Story henry.story at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 14:56:12 CEST 2010

On 25 Aug 2010, at 13:51, Manu Sporny wrote:

> On 08/25/2010 03:54 AM, Henry Story wrote:
>> On 25 Aug 2010, at 06:05, Manu Sporny wrote:
>>> No offense taken. However, I should point out that it is our demo
>>> that was the basis for this meeting with the W3C this coming
>>> Thursday.
>> That is very good, and much appreciated. Though perhaps if I had
>> presented them a demo, they would also have been very interested?
> Perhaps, but that's not what happened. Although, as I'll explain below,
> it probably doesn't matter at this point.
>>> One of the things they were expecting to see was a demo of WebID -
>>> and that was supposed to be a small part of an overall
>>> demonstration on Identity on the Web.
>> Now they want 20 minutes of WebID+flash, and a very small mention of
>> WebID. I am going to put that down to Doug Schepers, who seems intent
>> on creating increasing tension whenever he can - as I think people on
>> this list witnessed very clearly last week, forcing us to EXCUSE
>> ourselves, for mentioning the existence of this meeting! WoW! It's
>> frankly not surprising given the way he deals with external
>> communities, that most of the work in the social web space has
>> occurred outside of the W3C. (sorry just had to let off a bit of
>> steam there, having been quiet and taking abuse on the chin for a
>> week now)
> Henry, I'm going to be blunt because I don't think you understand what
> has happened over the last week.
> W3C is very unlikely to pick up the WebID work at this point and the
> main reason for that is your behavior both on and off list over the past
> week.

Very nice, to blame me. Thanks. You seem to be intent on increasing the tension. What is the purpose Manu?

> It's not Doug that is creating tension - it is you. When you go
> out and insult a group that it is attempting to help us out, in a public
> forum (like you do above), inevitably, it creates tension. When you
> openly insult /the person/ that is rooting for us on the inside of W3C,
> it creates irreparable damage.

Can you please find one time when I have insulted anyone. Please be precise and quote. Don't just create innuendos.


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