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From: Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 08:59:44 -0500
Message-ID: <476BC6D0.8030100@thefigtrees.net>
To: W3C SWEO IG <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
CC: Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>

Hi SWEO members,

Just wanted to forward along one more reminder about gathering SPARQL 
testimonials. Note that the message below also includes a link (W3C 
member access required) to the press release that we plan to issue when 
SPARQL is published as a Recommendation.

thanks to everyone who can help write, gather, or submit testimonials in 
support of SPARQL,

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	UPDATE: Call for Testimonials, SPARQL Proposed
Recommendations, with press release and dates
Date: 	Thu, 20 Dec 2007 17:18:18 -0800
From: 	Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>

Dear Advisory Committee Representatives and RDF Data Access Working
Group Members;

The following is an updated email sent to you earlier this month
regarding press and marketing opportunities for you connected to the
wonderful experience of publishing the SPARQL documents as W3C
Recommendations. Or, as I'm still saying, starting 2008 with a SPARQL. :)

We now have a press release for your review:


Note that the date on the press release is 15 January 2008 - this is now
our projected publication date, modulo a successful review call. The
document is available to those with Member access. It will not be made
public until the actual announcement date, with the possible exception
of reporters we choose for embargo work on the week of the 7th.

Now that we have a press release and date, we have a new, later deadline
for testimonials. Deadline for receiving testimonials is COB, 11 January
2008. Please send yours to w3t-pr@w3.org <mailto:w3t-pr@w3.org>, with a
cc to the WG Chair, Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net
<mailto:lee@thefigtrees.net>>.  Thanks to Garlik for already submitting
their testimonial. I've included the full guidelines at the end of this

We are also soliciting W3C Members who wish to talk to the press
directly about their implementations of SPARQL. Again, please send that
info to w3t-pr@w3.org <mailto:w3t-pr@w3.org> so we can be sure to put
you on the press list, particularly as we work with certain reporters on

Please share this solicitation with your marketing departments, or
direct your marcom staff to Ian, Ivan, and the W3C Communications Team
for more information on the ways in which you can participate.

This is my last press release for W3C; I can hardly imagine a more
exciting way to close my time here. Keep up the good work - I'll be
watching and cheering from outside. :)

Kind regards,

Janet Daly

Here is the repeat of testimonial guidelines.

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
    * 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 send mail
to w3t-pr@w3.org <mailto:w3t-pr@w3.org>.


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 Friday, 21 December 2007 14:00:03 UTC

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