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Re: Linked Data Platform Working Group Charter comment

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:59:57 -0500
Message-ID: <4F158CED.5020307@thefigtrees.net>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: Ora.Lassila@nokia.com, michael.hausenblas@deri.org, public-ldp@w3.org
Anzo uses a relatively simple RDF-based vocabulary for role-based access 
control.

I don't expect that that sort of approach is appropriate for the linked 
data platform work, however.

Lee

On 1/17/2012 9:54 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:
> Ora,
>
> I hear you. However (and that may show my complete ignorance...) is
> there any access control mechanism out there that has already proven
> itself in the area of Linked Data deployment that is in the maturity
> level of standardization? I am a bit concerned about chartering this
> group with an essentially R&D work while the other goals are much
> less so...
>
> Ivan
>
> On Jan 17, 2012, at 15:47 ,<Ora.Lassila@nokia.com>  wrote:
>
>> 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:
>>
>>>
>>> All,
>>>
>>> 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).
>>>
>>> Thoughts?
>>>
>>> Cheers, 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 http://linkeddata.deri.ie/ http://sw-app.org/about.html
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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