[uf-discuss] hRelease

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Wed Jun 27 13:14:23 PDT 2007

On 6/27/07, Angus McIntyre <angus at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Wed, June 27, 2007 3:43 pm, David Janes wrote:
> > On 6/27/07, John Beales <john at johnbeales.com> wrote:
> >> > FYI:
> >> >         <http://www.eu.socialtext.net/hRelease/>
> >> > --
> >> > Andy Mabbett
> >>
> >> Why are they set up on their own, did we poo-poo the concept at
> >> microformats.org or something?
> >
> > No, they just decided to do their own thing and use the microformats
> > name. I brought this up a few months ago actually....
> Is there actually any substance there yet? I had a quick glance around,
> but I couldn't see anything resembling even a draft spec, so I presume
> they're still at the brainstorming/wishlists state. Is that the case, or
> did I overlook something?

Here's their announcement from the Social Media mailing list. I've
actually communicated with these guys and they're fairly reasonable,
but their intention is to do their own thing and call it a


As Chris announced on SocialMediaRelease.org, I'm going to be helping
out with completing the hRelease recommendation and getting the
working group going again.

My plan is to focus on the low-hanging fruit first and make progress
on the core elements of hRelease.

The working group will focus primarily on technical aspects of
hRelease.  Don't worry, though, the final recommendation will not be
decided by a bunch of gearheads.  Recommendations will be presented to
this group for review and discussion.

I'd like to setup a conference call for the working group in early
August and then have monthly calls thereafter.  If you are interested
in joining the working group, you can email me privately at
swhitley[at]whitleymedia.com.  You do not need to be a technical guru
to join this group, but I would recommend a basic understanding of
HTML.  Representatives from the wire services are encouraged to

Briefly, this is how I intend to utilize our online resources:

hRelease Wiki (http://www.socialtext.net/hRelease) - This is where
ideas, drafts, and detailed information will be posted.

Working Group Discussion Group - A separate discussion group will be
established for the working group.  The working group will discuss
details of the hRelease specification.

New Media Release Group (this group) - Recommendations will be
presented to this group.  There will be an opportunity to comment on
the recommendations and we will discuss necessary modifications and/or

I appreciate the opportunity to work on this project and look forward
to your feedback as we complete the development of our new hRelease

Shannon Whitley
Whitley Media

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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