[uf-discuss] Very basic question that is not in the FAQ
Tantek Ç elik
tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Jun 22 15:13:30 PDT 2006
On 6/22/06 2:29 PM, "Ryan King" <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
> On Jun 22, 2006, at 2:08 PM, Scott Reynen wrote:
>> On Jun 22, 2006, at 1:20 PM, Kevin Marks wrote:
>>> The point of microformats is to give up control. Technorati
>>> genuinely believes that distributed open formats are more valuable
>>> than centralised closed ones, and that is a big reason why Tantek
>>> and I work here.
>> I know all this. My point is that someone reading microformats.org
>> for the first time does not, and they should.
>>> The problem may be that 'clarifying ownership' involves a
>>> digression into Open Source theory rather than a simple
>>> disclaimer. If you have a good way of explaining this do please
>>> share it.
>> On http://microformats.org/about I'd suggest something like:
>> microformats are:
>> ... open data format standards that a diverse community of
>> individual and organizations are actively developing ...
>> microformats are not:
>> .... Controlled by any individual or organization....
> This seems reasonable.
Indeed. Scott, care to add them to the respective spot in:
and when the about page gets revved we can take text from there.
>> Work on microformats began at Technorati,
> Well, that's not quite true. Work on microformats began with Tantek,
> Eric and Matt working on XFN. At the time, Tantek was still at
> Microsoft (and Eric and Matt have never worked at Technorati).
Similarly, Scott, go ahead and add your proposed FAQ to the FAQ and we
can iterate on it to edit for accuracy as necessary.
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