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Social Web XG Final Report published; XG closed

From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:00:14 +0100
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Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
Members of the Social Web XG,

I'm pleased to announce publication of:

    A Standards-based, Open and Privacy-aware Social Web

Since April 2009, the Social Web Incubator Group studied the systems and  
technologies that permit the description and identification of people,  
groups, organizations, and user-generated content in extensible and  
privacy-respecting ways, with a goal to propose a way forward for the W3C  
to participate productively in the wider Social Web ecosystem.

In the report, the XG present a framework for understanding the Social Web  
and many relevant standards (from both within and outside the W3C), and  
conclude by proposing a strategy for making the Social Web a "first-class  
citizen" of the Web.

In the wider Social Web community outside the W3C, one of the most  
inspiring events was the beginning of a test-driven approach towards  
creating a federated Social Web at the Federated Social Web Summit. You  
will read in the XG report that while the W3C should not favor any one  
particular technology or standard, at this stage the W3C should offer  
resources to this grassroots effort by helping to start a Federated Social  
Web Incubator Group. The report also recommends that the W3C host a  
workshop to investigate identity in the browser with existing communities  
in order to determine how digital identity fits into the One Web platform.

Read more in their conclusion:

Congratulations to the XG. With this publication, the Social Web Incubator  
Group is now closed.

Coralie Mercier, Incubator Activity Lead

Coralie Mercier - Communications Team - Incubator Activity Lead
              World Wide Web Consortium - http://www.w3.org
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