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RE: [Fwd: News Release: A Sprinkle of POWDER Fosters Trust on the Web]

From: Scheppe, Kai-Dietrich <k.scheppe@telekom.de>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 09:48:41 +0200
Message-ID: <FF6AD6C11AA23F4F9866E9A3C57602EDCB9D19@QEO00217.de.t-online.corp>
To: "Phil Archer" <phila@w3.org>, "Member POWDER" <member-powderwg@w3.org>, "Public POWDER" <public-powderwg@w3.org>
Congratulations all!

I am very happy that we able to bring this to full rec status.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Archer [mailto:phila@w3.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 6:33 PM
> To: Member POWDER; Public POWDER
> Subject: [Fwd: News Release: A Sprinkle of POWDER Fosters 
> Trust on the Web]
> In case you missed this... POWDER is now a Recommendation :-)
> I've said it before but I'll say it again: thank you to the 
> WG members and for the companies and organisations that 
> supported them, the folk who reviewed and commented on the 
> drafts as they emerged and to the many, many people who have 
> contributed ideas and suggestions. I'd list them but the 
> danger, of course, is missing someone out which would be 
> very, very bad.
> If you've been to a POWDER face to face, if you've been 
> collared at TPAC, if you've read anything about POWDER and 
> sent comments to the public list, if you've asked a question, 
> no matter how awkward, if you've been a team contact (we've 
> had two officially plus input from
> others) - my deepest thanks.
> Now... we just have make sure everyone knows what POWDER can 
> do and how it can help.
> Raise a glass...
> Phil.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: News Release: A Sprinkle of POWDER Fosters Trust on the Web
> Resent-Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 16:12:20 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-ac-members@w3.org
> Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 18:11:45 +0200
> From: Marie-Claire Forgue <mcf@w3.org>
> To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
> Dear W3C AC Representative,
> W3C just issued a press release announcing the publication of 
> 3 POWDER documents as W3C recommendations.
> The announcement is at:
> 	http://www.w3.org/2009/09/powder-pr.html
> and quoted below.
> Kind regards,
> - Marie-Claire Forgue, W3C Communications
> -------------------
> A Sprinkle of POWDER Fosters Trust on the Web
> New W3C Standard to Raise Confidence in Site Quality, 
> Relevance and Authenticity
> http://www.w3.org/ - 1 September 2009 - Today W3C takes steps 
> toward building a Web of trust, and making it possible to 
> discover relevant, quality content more efficiently. When 
> content providers use POWDER, the Protocol for Web 
> Description Resources, they help people with tasks such as 
> seeking sound medical advice, looking for trustworthy 
> retailers, or searching for content available under a 
> particular license (for instance, a Creative Commons license).
> "People ask me how to pick out useful content among the vast 
> amounts of information on the Web," said POWDER Working Group 
> Chair Phil Archer of the Institute of Informatics & 
> Telecommunications (IIT), NCSR Demokritos. "POWDER 
> contributes to the solution. POWDER statements combined with 
> authentication technology can help people find information 
> that meets their own standards for quality, automatically."
> Kai Scheppe of Deutsche Telekom AG added, "From a content 
> provider's perspective this new means of describing Web 
> resources opens up new possibilities for our customers to 
> discover content with a higher degree of relevance. We are 
> currently in the process of bringing POWDER documents online 
> and look forward to broad spectrum adoption of this 
> technology by information providers, aggregators and users alike."
> POWDER Descriptions Help Automate Content Discovery
> When content providers use POWDER descriptions, people can 
> use tools to help discover relevant content. For instance, a 
> site wishing to promote the mobile-friendliness of its 
> content or applications can tell the world using POWDER. 
> Content providers start by creating content that is 
> conformant with W3C's mobileOK scheme and validating it with 
> the mobileOK Checker. The checker generates POWDER statements 
> that apply to individual pages. But a key feature of POWDER 
> is that it lets content providers make statements about 
> groups of resources - typically all the pages, images and 
> videos on a Web site. Other tools such as the i-sieve POWDER 
> generator (not from W3C) generates POWDER statements about 
> the mobile-friendliness of entire sites. Once these POWDER 
> statements are in place they can be used by search engines or 
> other tools to help people find mobile-friendly content.
> POWDER statements alone do not guarantee quality or 
> relevance, but POWDER statements do promote accountability: 
> they are always attributed to a "publisher." Knowing that 
> people seek to build trust via the Web, publishers can take 
> the next step by ensuring that their POWDER statements can be 
> authenticated automatically. One consequence is that people 
> will no longer have to "click to verify" trustmarks. Instead, 
> tools can automate the verification, making life simpler for 
> users while reducing the likelihood of spoofing.
> "We continue to study the application of POWDER," said Phil Archer.
> "With support from the EU we are examining POWDER and general 
> trustmarks (in the Quatro Plus project) and identifying 
> quality health-related Web resources (the MedIEQ project)."
> The POWDER Working Group published three W3C Recommendations today:
> Grouping of Resources, Formal Semantics, and Description 
> Resources. For more information about POWDER, including a 
> POWDER Primer and a range of tools, see the group home page.
> Press Contacts:
> --------------
> Contact Americas, Australia -
>      Ian Jacobs, <ij@w3.org>, +1.718.260.9447 or 
> +1.617.253.2613 Contact Europe, Africa and the Middle East -
>      Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33 6 76 86 33 41
> About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]:
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> ###
> -- 
> Phil Archer
> W3C Mobile Web Initiative
> http://www.w3.org/Mobile
> http://philarcher.org
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