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From Szymon Danielczyk <danielczyk.szy...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Andy Seaborne VOTE'd as Any23 PPMC & Committer
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:16:54 GMT
Welcome Andy

Szymon

On 4 February 2012 12:42, Andy Seaborne <andy@apache.org> wrote:
> On 03/02/12 22:19, lewis john mcgibbney wrote:
>>
>> Hi Everyone,
>>
>> The Any23 team is very pleased to announce that Andy Seaborne has been
>> VOTE'd in to join the Any23 PPMC and as a Committer!
>>
>> We are very happy to add to the Any23 community and look forward to
>> working towards our first incubating release with Andy on board.
>>
>> Please feel free to say a bit about yourself Andy if you wish...
>
>
> I'm still fairly new to Apache - I'm a committer on Apache podling Jena and
> I'm also the ASF representative on the SPARQL and RDF working groups.
>
> As I work for a small company (Epimorphics Ltd - we do linked data
> consultancy, training and solutions) which is not a member of W3C, I am on
> these working groups through Apache [*] so I'm there to represent us all.
>  On SPARQL-WG, I'm one of the editors of the query spec.
>
> What might be relevant here is that RDF-WG is looking at formalizing named
> graphs.  Opinions range from just codify existing practice around quads, to
> spec'ing a formal relationship between graph URI and the graph triples.
>  This includes syntax - NQuads and TriG - as well as formally doing Turtle
> and N-Triples.
>
> It would be really good to hear from anyone with opinions on this.
>
> SPARQL is now going through the finalization of specs - several
> implementations already have released the updated query language and the new
> update language, Sesame included.
>
> In Jena, we've done the necessary steps as a podling so graduation is the
> next step.  I've helped with the admin side in Jena. As we had an existing
> codebase with contributions, we had software grants from HP and others to
> sort out which took a while but that's all done now.
>
> In terms of code, I've been involved with the SPARQL implementation but also
> in some new fast parsers.  A bit too much looking into Java I/O and finding
> out what's fast and what's slow.
>
>
>> Oh and welcome on board :0)
>
>
> Thanks - good to be here.
>
>        Andy
>
> [*] any Apache committers can do this if they don't work for a W3C member.
>  In W3C-speak members are organsiations and companies, not individuals as at
> Apache. ASF is a member of W3C.
>
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> Lewis
>>
>

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