[open-development] group brainstorm / web conference on web content tagging / taxonomy stuff?

John Bywater john.bywater at appropriatesoftware.net
Fri Aug 14 15:49:41 UTC 2009

Joe - it's a very good call. I would like to participate.

Rufus - I couldn't agree more with your comments in this thread.

Robert - to which scope do you refer? In my understanding, analysis has 
two different scopes: there is the "Scope of the Work" (determined as a 
list of use cases); and the "Scope of the System" (those use cases that 
are supported by the system).

In other words, scope is directly determined by use cases. And so it 
would make good sense directly to list out the use cases (without 
undertaking any intermediate steps, and without detailing their 

My only other thought was that it might make good sense to declare a 
series of such conferences, so that everybody knows that issues can be 
revisited, so that priorities can be identified and pursued, and so that 
  other things can be held and not dropped.

With kind regards,


Robert Worthington wrote:
> We would also be interested in this brainstorm.  We are approaching this
> issue from the other side initially.  We are currently exploring how we can
> use XSL to import structured metadata from our partners web sites.
> Initially this will involve them publishing a schema and us mapping to that.
> However, the longer term vision is to convene a process to develop a schema
> for HIV and AIDS information in the context of international development.
> Current attempts at this have focused more on the medical side.  We are
> particularly interested in the social aspects of  HIV and AIDS.
> There are plenty of use cases in this sector, which I am happy to help
> document, once we have agreed the scope etc.
> Best,
> Rob
> On 14/8/09 09:25, "Rufus Pollock" <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
>> I think this is really interesting and glad to see it looks like we'll
> be
>> having a meetup.
> My question: what are the use cases?
> I think it really
>> helps in thinking about what kind of markup/schema
> you want/need to have a
>> clear idea of what you'd like to do with that
> marked-up/schema'd data.
> At the
>> same time I should aldd that I think it likely that the best
> things to do turn
>> out to be unexpected. However, at least in the first
> iteration, it would be
>> good to have concrete ideas of what the greater
> machine processability will
>> allow us to do.
> Rufus
> 2009/8/11 Joe Pringle <jpringle at forumone.com>:
>> Hi
>> Everyone -
>> I wanted to propose a call or web conference about an aspect of
>> this that
>> I've been trying to wrap my head around.  I've been trying to
>> think of
>> ways that organizations that publish development knowledge to the
>> web can
>> better tag that content and make it available in machine accessible
>> ways.
>> In other words, in ways that other web sites and apps can easily
>> aggregate, mash up, organize, etc via extended RSS feeds, API's, etc.  I'm
>> mostly focused on reports, blog post, tools, resources, conversations,
>> events, etc. I was wondering whether there would be critical mass for a
>> phone discussion or web conf about this including looking at certain
>> things
>> that are currently happening that seem relevant:
>> DBpedia
>> http://wiki.dbpedia.org/Datasets?v=vab#h18-7
>> and
>> http://esw.w3.org/topic/SweoIG/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenDat
>> a
>> and
>> http://www.commontag.org/QuickStartGuide
>> For my limited
>> perspective, I'm just trying to understand the best way we
>> could move toward
>> some sort of shared vocabulary / ontology around
>> development topics from
>> which we could derive standards and easily
>> implementable approaches for XML
>> / RSS feeds, API's, etc.  Hopefully this
>> makes sense, and if any of you have
>> figured this out or there is already a
>> clear path forward on this I'd love
>> to be educated.
>> Just throwing it out there.  If there's enough interest
>> I'm happy to
>> organize.  Thanks!
>> Joe Pringle
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