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Here's the bio blurb from his latest paper -- can someone verify these points and incorporate into the article?
Rohit Khare co-founded KnowNow in 2000, based on his doctoral research at UC Irvine. There, he studied the development of application-layer Internet protocols and architectural styles for decentralized systems with Prof. Richard N. Taylor, for which he won an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award. Subsequently, he was appointed Director of CommerceNet Labs, an electronic commerce think-tank, investor, and sponsor of community initiatives such as Microformats.org.
Dr. Khare's participation in Internet standards development with world-renowned technical teams at MCI's Internet Architecture group and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, where he focused on security and eCommerce issues, led him to found 4K Associates, a standards-strategy consultancy, as well as editing the World Wide Web Journal (W3J) for O'Reilly & Associates. Rohit received his B.S. in Economics and in Engineering and Applied Science with honors from Caltech in 1995 and his Master's and Ph.D. in Software Engineering from UC Irvine in 2000 and 2003, respectively.
He currently resides in New York City, where he is researching advanced relevancy-refinement algorithms for publish/subscribe alert systems.
I think this article ought to be deleted as per wikipedia policies. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:08, 12 December 2008 (UTC)
Absolutely agree. This clearly fails all the tests. This article should be removed. What is there even to discuss? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:07, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Rohit Khare seems to me to be notable. He's the author of an important computer science monograph (cited here) that addresses a hot research topic. He's the founder of a notable company (KnowNow). He appears to have played an important role in the microformats community, both technically and organizationally. 27000 Google hits (for an unusual name). He's been a columnist for IEEE Internet Computing. He's the lead author of mod_pusub. He's got a nice list of journal publications. MarkBernstein (talk) 19:13, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Not notable, and neither is KnowNow, which does not have a wikipedia page. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:29, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
KnowNow raised $13M in capital and was the subject of numerous news stories. Microformats are certainly notable. A columnist for IEEE Internet Computing is notable. Lead authorship of an important apache module is probably grounds for notability. And his list of publications probably passes the threshold for academic notability in itself. MarkBernstein (talk) 23:51, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
I agree with the points raised by Mark Bernstein. Additionally, one of his papers received a distinguished paper award at the International Conference on Software Engineering, the top academic conference in this field. Rohit is also notable for starting the long-running mailing list/technical salon, FoRK (Friends of Rohit Khare). While at the W3C, Rohit was editor of the World Wide Web Journal for O'Reilly, and was also influential in promoting micropayments. --JimWhiteheadUCSC (talk) 19:42, 22 March 2010 (UTC)