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W3C Weekly News - 20 August 2001

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 21:54:34 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                    Week of 14 August - 20 August 2001

Patent Policy Last Call Working Draft Published

   20 August 2001: The Patent Policy Working Group has released the W3C
   Patent Policy Framework as a Last Call Working Draft. The draft
   proposes changes to the W3C process and Member Agreements, including
   licensing modes for W3C Working Groups, disclosure obligations,
   licensing commitments, and a procedure for variances. Comments are
   welcome through 30 September. Learn more in the backgrounder and
   Patent Policy FAQ.


XML-Signature Becomes a W3C Proposed Recommendation

   20 August 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the advancement of
   XML-Signature Syntax and Processing to Proposed Recommendation. XML
   digital signatures provide integrity, message authentication, and
   signer authentication services. The specification is the work of the
   joint IETF/W3C XML Signature Working Group. Comments are welcome
   through 17 September. Read about the XML Digital Signature Activity.


W3C Launches Quality Assurance Activity

   16 August 2001: W3C is pleased to announce the creation of the
   Quality Assurance (QA) Activity. Launched with a Working Group and
   Interest Group, the primary mission of the QA Activity is to improve
   the quality of W3C specification implementation in the field. QA will
   work on the quality of W3C specifications, promote the development of
   good validators, test tools, and harnesses for implementers, and
   think ahead to additional steps. Learn more in the QA Activity


W3C Launches New RDF Validation Service

   14 August 2001: As part of the Semantic Web Activity, W3C is pleased
   to announce the launch of the W3C RDF Validation Service. Created and
   maintained by Art Barstow, visiting W3C Fellow from Hewlett-Packard,
   the validator is based on the Another RDF Parser (ARP) by Jeremy
   Carroll. Enter a URI or RDF/XML document, and the RDF validator will
   display a 3-tuple (triple) representation and a graphical
   visualization of the data model. Feedback on the new service is
   welcome at www-rdf-validator@w3.org.


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