[tdwg-content] Darwin Core Public Review Officially Ended

Gail Kampmeier gkamp at illinois.edu
Wed Sep 23 19:20:09 CEST 2009

The Public Review of the proposed Darwin Core Standard, which began  
11 July 2009 has ended today (23 September) with the posting of the  
response to the Public Review http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/index.htm. The  
Terms may be found at http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms and the code site  
http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/, which worked well in  
combination with this list, tdwg-content, made tracking and fixing of  
problems very easy.

The next step in this process will be to seek ratification of the  
Darwin Core as an official TDWG Standard from the TDWG Exec  
Committee.  John Wieczorek (MVZ) and his co-authors Markus Döring  
(GBIF), Renato De Giovanni (CRIA), Tim Robertson (GBIF), Dave  
Vieglais (KUNHM) have done an outstanding job in pulling together  
everything and surviving the process of bringing this pivotal  
standard to fruition.  It has been my great privilege to help  
shepherd this process as Review Manager.  I would also like to thank  
those who jumped into the fray (or started the fray) during the  
Public Review, offering their opinions, expertise, experiences as  
tests to the system.

Attached (if it makes it through) is a summary of the changes and  
issues left to address in the future and why.

Again, many thanks to all, particularly John Wieczorek --be sure to  
stand him the beverage of his choice when you see him!

Review Manager, Darwin Core

If you build castles in the air, your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau

Gail E. Kampmeier
Sr. Research Entomologist
Illinois Natural History Survey
Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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