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SPARQL testimonials

From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 21:18:32 -0500
Message-ID: <47560A78.2030900@thefigtrees.net>
To: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
CC: Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>

Hello SWEO,

SPARQL is a proposed recommendation, and we intend to publish it as a
W3C Recommendation in January. Along with this, we are putting together 
a press release and gathering W3C member testimonials in support of 
SPARQL. The more testimonials we can gather, the better the press 
release and surrounding materials that we can produce to introduce 
SPARQL to the world.

This is a great opportunity to help with outreach for a key semantic web 
technology to the rest of the world. At the same time, testimonials are 
an excellent vehicle for advertising your organization's support of W3C 
Semantic Web technologies as well as any products that your company 
might have that implement or use SPARQL.

The deadline for testimonials is Jan 8, 2008.

For more detailed information on the testimonial process, including 
examples, guidelines, and much more, please see Janet Daly's note below.

thanks,
Lee

PS If you think you might provide a testimonial, I'd appreciate a 
heads-up note, just to help me track our status. Thanks!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Call for Testimonials, SPARQL Proposed Recommendations
Resent-Date: 	Tue, 04 Dec 2007 03:56:56 +0000
Resent-From: 	public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Date: 	Mon, 3 Dec 2007 19:56:08 -0800
From: 	Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>
To: 	public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
CC: 	W3C Press Requests <w3t-pr@w3.org>




Dear DAWG participants,

Please accept my late congratulations for the set of SPARQL Proposed
Recommendations.

In anticipation of a successful completion of the review period, W3C is
preparing for announcements around SPARQL Recommendations, or standard.
As part of the celebration, we will be issuing a press release and would
like to include a testimonial sheet from W3C Member implementors and others.

We will have a draft press release available in the next week for your
review. The document will be available to those with Member access. It
will not be made public until the actual announcement date. Our current
plans are to issue an announcement in early January; we're making
efforts to get this draft to you well in advance of the date in
deference to the scheduling difficulties of the end of the calendar year.

The guidelines for testimonials are at the bottom of this email.
Deadlines for sending those documents to w3t-pr@w3.org
<mailto:w3t-pr@w3.org> is currently 7 January 2008.

Again congratulations on work well done. We look forward to having your
participation in the Recommendation announcement.

Kind regards,

Janet Daly, W3C Communications Team


Guidelines for Testimonials

Supporting Testimonial Statements along W3C Press Releases

The Communications Team invites the Membership to participate in a press
announcement by submitting supporting testimonial statements.
Testimonials are not translated by W3C, but submission of testimonials
in multiple languages is encouraged.

Please note that the press release itself is expected to be multilingual
(at least available in English, French and Japanese).

Testimonial Guidelines

A testimonial must

    * contain a statement of support for the W3C and the technology we
are promoting in this release;
    * be grammatically correct;
    * be attributed to an individual in the submitter's organization
(name, title, org)

A testimonial should

    * contain an explanation of why the news is important to the Web or
to specific communities, extolling the virtues and features not before
enjoyed;
    * include a commitment for support of the spec in existing or future
products and/or services

A testimonial may

    * include product announcements which support the technology now or
plans to support later;
    * be in a language other than English.

A testimonial must not

    * contain criticisms of the technology that may undermine the success
of the specification;
    * contain links to sites outside of W3C;
    * criticize other products or services;
    * exceed 100 words.

Upon request by journalists, we would also pass on contact information
of companies who have contributed testimonials.

Questions and Follow-up

If your marketing team has any questions, please have them phone Janet
Daly (voice: +1 617.253.5884) or send mail to w3t-pr@w3.org
<mailto:w3t-pr@w3.org>.


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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Janet Daly, Global Communications Officer
o: +1.617.253.5884
m: +1.206.228.1097
janet@w3.org <mailto:janet@w3.org>



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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Janet Daly, Global Communications Officer
+1 617 253 5884 (o)
+1 206 228 1097 (m)
janet@w3.org <mailto:janet@w3.org>
Received on Wednesday, 5 December 2007 02:18:44 GMT

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