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LDP "Advance Notice"

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:32:47 -0500
To: public-ldp@w3.org
Message-ID: <1324063967.6252.1305.camel@waldron>
As I mentioned at the workshop, when we start look into new work, we
tell the Advisory Committee about it, so they can get involved.  Below
is what we sent them yesterday [0].  My apologies if I mis-characterized
where we are going here; there will be many more chances to reframe this
in different ways, for different audiences, as we try to gather the
people who should be involved.

      -- Sandro

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At the W3C Linked Enterprise Data Patterns Workshop [1] last week,
participants expressed their satisfaction with using Linked Data as an
application integration solution. The claim was that an RDF+REST
approach, originally outlined and dubbed "Linked Data" in 2006 ([2],
[3]) by Tim Berners-Lee, works better for them than earlier techniques
such as using custom APIs with glue code, a central database, or an
enterprise service bus [4].

Participants at the Workshop, after long discussion of details, reached
consensus [5] that it would be beneficial for W3C to produce a
Recommendation specifying a Linked Data "Platform" or "Profile", a
standard way of achieving and expanding the reported interoperability
benefits.  This would involve codifying exactly what clients and
servers need to do to participate in this distributed system.  It would
be driven by day-to-day application-integration concerns, like those
reported, in particular, by IBM.  Everyone at the Workshop, including
people from DERI, Elsevier, EMC, IBM, Nokia, and Oracle, expressed
support for this plan.

In the coming weeks, the W3C staff will be exploring this Workshop
output and expects to develop a suitable Working Group charter in
consultation with W3C members and to clarify the relationship with
existing work.   When we have a stable draft we will include it in a
formal Activity Proposal. In the meantime, if you are interesting in
following or shaping the work, please subscribe to public-ldp@w3.org
[6] or contact Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> and/or Thomas Roessler

[... procedural stuff ...]

[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/09/LinkedData/
  (report forthcoming)
[2] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/ReadWriteLinkedData.html
[4] http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/basic-profile-linked-data
[5] http://www.w3.org/2011/12/07-ledp-irc#T18-45-13
[6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ldp/

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