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Re: Linked Data Platform Working Group Charter comment

From: <Ora.Lassila@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:47:24 +0000
To: <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
CC: <public-ldp@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CB3AF329.7FC2%ora.lassila@nokia.com>
As much as I would like to have a "tight scope" for this WG, I have to
observe that access control (or more like lack thereof) has often been a
problem in Semantic Web/Linked Data projects I have been involved in.
Particularly fine-grained access control of Semantic Web data.

I fear that deeming access control strictly "out of scope" and hoping that
some (so far unspecified) liaison with other groups to solve this problem
will only result in the issue not being seen as important enough.

My $0.02.

	- Ora

Dr. Ora Lassila  ora.lassila@nokia.com  http://www.lassila.org
Principal Technologist, Nokia

On 2012-01-17 6:25 AM, "ext Michael Hausenblas"
<michael.hausenblas@deri.org> wrote:

>I'd suggest to improve the following section and be more explicit
>regarding the bigger picture [1]:
>2.3 Out of Scope
>Several possible standards that are out of scope for this group, such
>as those listed below:
>	 Access control mechanisms, WebACL, Web Identity
>Mention that both authentication and authorisation are orthogonal
>issues and hence, in order to stay focused and to be successful, the
>WG will not focus on these issues (but liaison with the respective
>groups to ensure compatibility and openness).
>	Michael
>[1] http://www.w3.org/wiki/WriteWebOfData
>Dr. Michael Hausenblas, Research Fellow
>LiDRC - Linked Data Research Centre
>DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
>NUIG - National University of Ireland, Galway
>Ireland, Europe
>Tel. +353 91 495730
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