Social Software Alliance
We propose a trade group of social software developers and other interested parties who work together to create and promote open standards for the social software community.
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Happening for Apr18'2013 (3pm EDT) http://www.socialtext.net/ssa/index.cgi?Happening_2003_04_18
The SocialText gang seems to be at the center of this...
Why might I be interested in getting involved? InterOp
work with other wiki folks to make wiki more popular (both as personal writing tools and as Collaboration Ware)
tracking what non-wiki formats/APIs should be added to wiki to participate in the BlogWeb .
"Attended" the happening. Made my intro page http://www.socialtext.net/ssa-edit/index.cgi?Bill%20Seitz
== What should the Social Software Alliance do, and why? ==
Core question: what risks to InterOp exist if they do nothing?
standards get promoted which are patent-bound.
good new specifications don't get picked up in the marketplace (quickly enough)
How might a BigCo game whatever system is in place?
What are some approaches that would be fast and low-overhead but maybe offer some benefit?
collect opinions on standards and compliance with them.
- run a Topic Exchange server - a page for each standard, then sub-page for each vendor based on their support of the standard?