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Re: [ontac-forum] Weekly Note

To: ONTAC-WG General Discussion <ontac-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 20:26:33 -0700
Message-id: <4286C169.5080900@xxxxxxxx>
Thank you, Pat, for the message, and the help in documenting how 
people can start making use of the ONTACWG online workspaces.    (01)

For those who are new to the COLAB community collaborative work 
environment ("COLAB cwe"), please refer to some of the 
documentation and hints under anyone of Susan's CWE orientation 
sessions, such as the one at:    (02)

http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?CommunityLearning_CWE/ConferenceCalls_2005_03_25    (03)

... better still, contact Susan Turnbull 
<susan.turnbull@xxxxxxx>, the COLAB CWE-administrator, to 
indicate your interest to join her at the next orientation session.    (04)

One small suggestion:    (05)

 > [Pat] create a new account - the name and
 > password don't matter. ...    (06)

[ppy] While that is technically true, the policy (as I have heard 
it from Susan) for the COLAB community (which, presumably, is a 
trusted community of practice) is for all users to create an 
account in their real name, in WikiWord format (for example, for 
Pat Cassidy and Peter Yim, they would create user accounts as 
"PatCassidy" and "PeterYim" respectively.)    (07)

The above will allow your contributions to be properly 
attributed, and can help us identify, quickly, whether a 
community member (or if it is, say, a potential spammer) writing 
into the wiki.    (08)

Also, please use a password (even if it is very simple), just to 
make sure, nobody spoofs your account after it has been created.    (09)

In open wiki's, discerning between trusted members of the 
community and malicious intruders (such as spammers) is a big 
deal ... and every little detail counts. Everyone's help is 
solicited.    (010)

Please feel free to email Pat, Susan or myself if there is a 
question on how to make the best of the cwe workspaces.    (011)

Regards.  =ppy
--    (012)

Patrick Cassidy wrote Sat, 14 May 2005 19:59:57 -0400:
> To ONTACWG members --
> WeeklyNote051405
> This is the first of what I hope will be a series of (approximately) weekly
> notes to the ONTACWG general forum mailing list reporting ONTACWG activity
> within each week.
> For the week ending 2005-05-14:
> Take-away note:  the current phase is to contact individuals who are
> involved in building or using knowledge classification systems within the
> Federal Government.  Send me any contact information you have on any such
> project.
> (1) Peter Yim, with the help of Susan Turnbull, has set up the ONTACWG site,
> which includes 3 mailing lists and a file folder for shared resources.   Pat
> Cassidy (pcassidy (at) mitre.org) will manage the site content, and has been
> trying to learn how to do that, with Peter's generous assistance.
> Individual members can create or modify Wiki pages.  The home page (a Wiki
> page), with pointers to all available ONTACWG information, is at:
> http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?SICoP/OntologyTaxonomyCoordinatingWG
> (2) Logging in to edit a Wiki page
>       At present, the "login" button viewable at the top right of the home
> page, under the Statue of Liberty image, does not function.  To edit this
> and other Wiki pages, one needs to create an account by clicking the "create
> account" under the statue of liberty, fill in a user name and password, and
> enter the letters (all lower-case) and numbers that appear in the image to
> confirm that you are not a bot.  In the image the "i", "j" and "1" can
> sometimes be hard to distinguish (the vertical bar is usually a "1"), so if
> you get an image you can't interpret,  just press the refresh button on that
> "create account" page to get a new image to interpret.  If you don't
> explicitly log out, the cookie created (cookies need to be enabled) should
> allow you to bring up the page next time as though you are logged in.   You
> know you are logged in if your username appears to the left  of the
> parenthesis under the statue of liberty, and inside the parenthesis "logout"
> is present.  If you are not logged in, create a new account - the name and
> password don't matter.
>       As is usual with the Wiki, the page can be edited by clicking on "edit
> text of this page" at the bottom of the page.
> (3)  Contacting potential members
>     I have begin contacting individuals involved in building some of the
> taxonomies used within the Federal Government.  I would wait before sending
> out an announcement of this working group to broad lists, until I have made
> contact with managers of most of the larger knowledge classifications used
> within the government.  I am waiting for responses from some who manage DoD
> taxonomies, but have not yet contacted anyone managing the EPA, NCI,  NIH,
> NIST, or NASA classifications, or the FEA-RMO.  Suggestions for contacts for
> any government ontology, taxonomy, or thesaurus will be useful, and probably
> not redundant.
> (4) Membership information
>      At present, there are only a few members on the ONTAC-forum mailing
> list other than the original conveners.  I will try to set up a
> member-information page that will point to individual member profiles, which
> can be maintained by the members and contain any information they want to
> make public that is relevant to this project.  This hasn't been done yet.
> (5)  This is the first  non-test note to the list.  You may start posting
> any thoughts you have that you think will be useful or informative.
> Patrick Cassidy
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