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2004/11/18 Meeting Notes

11/04/2004 Meeting Notes

These notes are a best effort.

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  • j: j Baumgart
  • Sun
  • JD: Jared Dunn
  • WK: Wendy Koslow
  • RM: Rebecca MacKinnon
  • JH: Jack Hodgson
  • GR: Gregor Rothfuss
  • VD: Vernica Downey
  • BI: Bill Ives

  • MC: Marc Canter

MS: Meghan Stier

  • Erica
  • MF: Michael Feldman
  • RH: Rick Heller
  • AW: Al Willis
  • Dermott
  • CP: Christina Pikas
  • GE: Garrett Eastman
  • AG: Adam Gaffin
  • BM: Bruce McHenry
  • RF: Randy Fenstermacher
  • BI: Bill Ives

  • sj
  • Arvin
  • Sooz
  • RO: Ryan Overbey
  • SG: Steve Garfield
  • JS: John Sequeira
  • PS: Pito Salas
  • JA: Josh Ain
  • JSJ: Scott Johnson
  • AG: Andrew Grumet
  • NP: Nathan Paxton of Nate Knows Nada
  • JD2: James Day
  • SP: Steve Pomeroy –>

    There will be no Webcast.



    there’s a conference call thingie happening
    the phone number to dial in
    is 1-408-964-1050
    the meeting number is 739 768 858
    126602 is the host key
    Marc’s slides are on WebEx. Go there, click join meeting at the top, then enter the meeting number. If you have a Java-enabled browser or a computer other than mine, you might be able to follow along.

    • The Berkman Center needs the space on December 2. We need to meet elsewhere. Any ideas?
    • We aren’t meeting next week because of Thanksgiving.
    • Marc Canter: microcontent
      • Marc shouted out to David Weinberger
      • Marc began a very brief history of software
      • the idea for the future is that there will be more kinds of microcontent that’s structured so different software programs know what to do with them
      • standards are powerful
      • blogs are only going to go so far, but more people will write reviews, like those on Amazon or epinions if we can apply standards to these reviews, that would be incredible
      • people: FOAF (friend of a friend), Sxip (pronounced skip) through these networks, we can move data about people could be good for partnerships between sites requiring registration/membership
      • he also sees that linking people together could be useful as a way to get people money for online sales, like for music

      • linking calendars and such; many things are out there, it’s a matter of figuring out how to link them and what to do with them
      • for the future, more of this stuff and more linking

      • RM: what about privacy issues?
        • MC: privacy is very important. vendors might provide their own privacy mechanisms
      • GR: What can we do to help?
        • MC: We want to partner with different organizations, like yours.
        • GR: Well, we aren’t really an organization …
        • MC: Grassroots is good. Maybe we should start with a closed wiki to get going.
      • FOAFNet
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