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Re: Vocabularies, DCAT, ADMS call result

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:25:18 -0500
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To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Cc: Public GLD WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>, "Thomas, George (OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA)" <George.Thomas1@hhs.gov>, Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Thanks very much for inciting this, Phil!

It will be a pleasure helping to move DCAT toward W3C-official status
--- Clearly, I don't know what I've gotten myself into! ;)


On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:20 AM, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org> wrote:
> Dear all,
> The call to discuss work on DCAT and the closely related EU work on ADMS has
> just ended. Minutes are on the wiki at [1] as normal. I can only apologise
> for not being able to tell you even now which of Martin Kaltenböck or Martín
> Álvarez was on the phone as not everyone wished to speak. Also, I only
> booked 10 ports on Zakim which meant that some people were unable to dial in
> - we were over subscribed to the meeting and Zakim was already over booked
> :-(
> Key points of the meeting:
> Subject to approval by the GLD Chairs, John Erickson and I will create a
> first public working draft of the DCAT specification, either just before or
> shortly after Christmas (note - in order to be published before Christmas it
> would need to beat the publishing moratorium which begins Monday 16th so
> after Christmas may be more realistic but we'll give it a shot). We also
> plan to create a document from the use cases that are collected on the wiki.
> Substantial work has already gone into producing DCAT so, although there is
> certainly room for comment, we can realistically hope to make reasonably
> rapid progress through the W3C Process. In particular, it is noteworthy that
> the UK and ES governments, as well as OKFN and others, are using DCAT so
> that Candidate Recommendation should be easy (famous last words).
> Publication of the FPWD of DCAT would aid the process that is producing ADMS
> for the EU - a method of describing data catalogue assets that will use
> DCAT. By showing that DCAT is on the W3C Process, ADMS is better placed to
> seek member state endorsement of the re-use of its classes and properties to
> encode the conceptual model [2].
> Hope this is helpful and is in line with the wishes of the group as a whole.
> No doubt you'll shout in my general direction otherwise.
> Phil.
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/meeting/2011-11-28
> [2]
> http://www.semic.eu/semic/view/documents/2011-11-15_ADMS_draft_specification.pdf
> --
> Phil Archer
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John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Director, Web Science Operations
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