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W3C Weekly News - 1 October 2001

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 21:38:55 -0700
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                             W3C Weekly News

                  Week of 25 September - 1 October 2001

Patent Policy Review Period Extended

   1 October 2001: The Patent Policy Working Group released the "W3C
   Patent Policy Framework" as a Last Call Working Draft on 16 August.
   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.
   Thanks to requests from the Web community, the W3C Team has extended
   a public and Member review period. Comments are welcome through
   11 October. Learn more in the backgrounder, the response to public
   comments, and the Patent Policy FAQ.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-patent-policy-20010816/
    http://www.w3.org/2001/08/patentnews
    http://www.w3.org/2001/10/patent-response
    http://www.w3.org/2001/08/16-PP-FAQ

W3C Team Presentations in October

   1 October 2001: On 1 October, Henry Thompson gave a keynote at XML
   Days in Budapest, Hungary. On 13 October, Ivan Herman presents an
   "Overview of W3C Technologies" at "Day of the Greek W3C Office" in
   Thessaloniki, Greece. On 16 October, Charles McCathieNevile speaks on
   the Semantic Web and use cases for the British Computer Society's
   Specialist Group. On 26 October, Charles presents "Formación para las
   autores del Web" at V Jornadas del SID@R in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

    http://www.w3.org/Promotion/Appearances/

Character Model Working Draft Published

   30 September 2001: The W3C Internationalization Working Group has
   released a Working Draft of the "Character Model for the World Wide
   Web 1.0," recording changes made since the first Last Call. This
   document provides authors of specifications, software developers, and
   content developers a common reference for interoperable text
   manipulation. Read about W3C's work on internationalization.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-charmod-20010928/
    http://www.w3.org/International/

Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 Last Call Working Draft Published

   30 September 2001: The P3P Specification Working Group has released
   "The Platform for Privacy Preferences 1.0 (P3P 1.0)" Last Call
   Working Draft with an amendment (an embedded DATASCHEMA is now child
   of POLICIES rather than of POLICY). Comments are welcome through 15
   October. P3P simplifies and automates the process of reading Web site
   privacy policies, promoting trust and confidence in the Web. Read the
   answers to frequently asked questions about P3P and more on the W3C
   Privacy Activity.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-P3P-20010928/
    http://www.w3.org/Privacy/Activity

RDF Model Theory Working Draft Published

   25 September 2001: The RDF Core Working Group has released the first
   public Working Draft of "RDF Model Theory." The document provides a
   precise semantic theory for RDF and RDFS, and sharpens the notions of
   consequence and inference in RDF. Learn more on the RDF home page,
   and read about the W3C Semantic Web Activity.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-rdf-mt-20010925/
    http://www.w3.org/RDF/
    http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/

XML Schema: Formal Description Working Draft Published

   25 September 2001: The XML Schema Working Group has released an
   updated Working Draft of "XML Schema: Formal Description." Based on
   the syntax in "XML Schema Part 1: Structures," the formalization is a
   declarative system for describing and naming XML Schema information,
   specifying XML instance type information, and validating instances
   against schemas. Read about the W3C XML Activity.

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-xmlschema-formal-20010925/
    http://www.w3.org/XML/Activity

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