ANNOUNCE: RDF-DEV Discussion List

From Sun Jun 21 06:21:52 1998
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 12:11:55 +0100 (BST)
From: Dan Brickley <>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: RDF-DEV discussion list

On Mon, 15 Jun 1998, Roy Tennant wrote:

> My apology if this is out of the scope of this list, but I do not know of
> any public RDF discussion. If this is inappropriate for this list, I will
> desist.

Now seems as good a time as any to announce the rdf-dev discussion list. Named in tribute to xml-dev, I set this up a while ago but haven't yet announced it properly, or completed the FAQ and list-scope pages. But since the list itself is up and running, here goes. Note that, as with xml-dev, the rdf-dev list has no formal links with the W3C or the RDF working groups. The list is intended for RDF developers and has a stated (mild) bias towards resource discovery issues.

A number of people have already subscribed to rdf-dev and may be wondering why there's been no traffic! The list is hosted by the UK's Mailbase service, so subscription info, archives, a minimal list scope statement etc. are available at

I'm very keen to see RDF-DEV aim for the high standards of discussion set by the XML-DEV list under Peter's guidance. I'm also concerned that we manage carefully the overlap between the two mailing lists' scope. This is something I'd like advice on from XML and RDF developers...

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