[oslc] OSLC and W3C - Was: Re: Trial for Specification development focused tools (Feedback requested by Jan 27th on OSLC forums)

Olivier Berger olivier.berger at it-sudparis.eu
Thu Jan 19 10:29:04 EST 2012


On Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:15:36 -0500, Kartik Kanakasabesan <kartik at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> This is simply an experiment with a set of tools we believe to be better 
> for our workgroups. Using W3C Community Groups does not mean that OSLC is 
> endorsed by W3C. Likewise, W3C will not interfere with the day-to-day 
> operations of the OSLC workgroups. To participate in a W3C community 
> group, you do not have to be a member of W3C. To learn more about 
> participation at various venues at W3C, see 
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/activities.html#about

I'm not a member of the W3C and don't have any clue about its politics,
membership, etc.

But I'm a bit puzzled by this proposal, which would, IMHO convey some
kind of political links between OSLC and the W3C for most newcomers to

Even if the W3C is providing resources for projects not under its
umbrella, I'm not sure this would improve clarity on "who" is the OSLC

Not that I wouldn't like to see OSLC becoming a W3C project, rather than
an IBM project (OK, troll_mode="on" ;-)

On the contrary it seems to me that the (ab)use of Web technology in
OSLC would probably be very much compatible with the W3C standards, so
there can be no harm in more tightening of links between OSLC
participants and W3C.

I'm just a bit surprised... but maybe I missed some elements of

In any case, an experiment can't harm, and may bring good surprises.

Just my own 2 cents,

Best regards.
Olivier BERGER 
http://www-public.it-sudparis.eu/~berger_o/ - OpenPGP-Id: 2048R/5819D7E8
Ingenieur Recherche - Dept INF
Institut TELECOM, SudParis (http://www.it-sudparis.eu/), Evry (France)

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