[foaf-protocols] new WebID Charter draft

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 03:25:48 CET 2010

On 17 December 2010 02:46, peter williams <home_pw at msn.com> wrote:
> Perhaps there is a deal to be done, on this note.
> Any vendor not already a W3C member, that can demonstrate an implementation,
> can get cast as an expert.
> It strikes me Cisco could make a huge contribution here to the semweb,
> particularly with the firm's focus on cloud platforms. They have a CA built
> into the router, with a suitably flexible enrollment protocol (SCEP) that I
> helped them design more than a decade ago, they can build any SSL variant
> protocol they like in a week, and their main claim to fame is that they
> encode and distribute dynamically-updated router tables as 5-tuples, that
> can support 64Gps wire-speed lookups in commodity hardware (when routing
> packets, enforcing VLANs/VSANs, doing layer 3 path failover etc). IF they
> can do this, they can easily make a semweb variant using quads (labeled
> triples) as a complement. They just need a focused first deliverable, that
> makes a real market.

Cisco is a W3C member:


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henry Story [mailto:henry.story at bblfish.net]
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 3:19 AM
> To: peter williams
> Cc: 'Michael Hausenblas'; foaf-protocols at lists.foaf-project.org
> Subject: Re: [foaf-protocols] new WebID Charter draft
> On 16 Dec 2010, at 12:12, peter williams wrote:
>> But, since I'm not a member of W3C I don't really know why I'm
>> worried, since I won't be there under the rules!
> Why? No, I think we will be very open to invite anyone. People with
> implementations get pretty much automatic invited expert status I'd say.
> Henry
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
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