Schema.org is a collaborative, community activity with a mission to create, maintain, and promote schemas for structured data on the Internet. In addition to people from the sponsoring companies, there is substantial participation by the larger web community, through public mailing lists such as firstname.lastname@example.org and through GitHub.
Since April 2015, the W3C Schema.org Community Group is the main forum for schema collaboration, and provides the email@example.com mailing list for discussions. Schema.org issues are tracked on GitHub.
The day to day operations of Schema.org, including decisions regarding the schema, are handled by a steering group, which includes representatives of the sponsor companies, the W3C and some individuals who have contributed substantially to Schema.org. Discussions of the steering group are public.
The PeopleA number of people have made substantial contributions to Schema.org over the years. These include:
- Dan Brickley runs the daily operations for schema.org. He is on the steering group and Google's representative.
- Stephane Courlosquet was responsible for the integration of schema.org into Drupal and has been an active contributor via GitHub.
- Jason Douglas coordinates the integration of schema.org into Google's search products.
- R.V.Guha initiated schema.org and is one of its co-founders. He currently heads the steering group.
- Sam Goto of Google did much of the work being schema.org's Actions vocabulary
- Vicki Tardif Holland of Google has worked on vocabularies for a lot of major topics on Schema.org. Together with Dan Brickley, she takes care of much of the day to day running of schema.org
- Martin Hepp, author of Good Relations has worked closely with the community to integrate Good relations into schema.org
- Charlie Jiang was the representative from Microsoft from 2011 to 2013.
- Jason Johnson was the representative from Microsoft from 2013 to 2014 and contributed to the Actions and Sports vocabularies.
- Steve Macbeth is one of the co-founders of schema.org and serves as Microsoft's representative.
- Peter Mika is Yahoo's current representative and have been involved in the schema.org project since 2011. Gaurav Mishra contributed to earlier versions of schema.org as Yahoo's representative until 2013.
- Scott Peterson (Google), David Rudin (Microsoft) and Erin Simon (Google) have taken care of the legal documents
- Alex Shubin, Charles Nevile and Yuliya Tikhokhod, who worked on VideoGames, represent Yandex
- Bill Coughran and Alan Eustace played a big role in creating schema.org
- Phil Barker and Greg Grossmeier (of Creative Commons) worked on LRMI
- Evan Sandhaus and Evan Sandhaus were Schema.org's first partners, working on rNews
- Aneesh Chopra, as Whitehouse CTO helped create and promote Job Postings vocabulary
- Ralph Swick and Vint Cerf helped establish the relations between Schema.org and the W3C