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From Michele Mostarda <>
Subject Re: Andy Seaborne VOTE'd as Any23 PPMC & Committer
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2012 13:53:46 GMT
Welcome onboard Andy,
 I'm very happy to have the opportunity to work with you.



On 4 February 2012 13:42, Andy Seaborne <> 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

Michele Mostarda
Senior Software Engineer
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