Permissions & Obligations Expression Working Group now closed

Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
Permissions & Obligations Expression Working Group members,

This message is to inform you that the Permissions & Obligations 
Expression Working Group [1] is now closed.

The mission of the Permissions & Obligations Expression Working Group 
was to define a semantic data model for expressing permissions and 
obligations statements for digital content, and to define the technical 
elements to make it deployable across browsers and content systems.

The Working Group has reached the end of its charter and will hand off 
its remaining work item, a Best Practices note, to the existing ODRL 
Community Group [2].

The Working Group focused on developing the Open Digital Rights Language 
(ODRL) model and vocabulary. ODRL is a policy expression language that 
provides a flexible and interoperable information model, vocabulary, and 
encoding mechanisms for representing statements about the usage of 
content and services. The ODRL Information Model describes the 
underlying concepts, entities, and relationships that form the 
foundational basis for the semantics of the ODRL policies. The Working 
Group published, in February 2018, two Recommendations [3][4]. The ODRL 
Community Group is now tasked to track errata on these specifications in 
addition to completing the Best Practices note.

For a more detailed history of the technology and the work leading to 
the Working Group and the Recommendations, see a separate blog [5].

W3C thanks the group chairs, Benedict Whittam Smith (Thomson Reuters) 
and Renato Iannella (Monegraph), and all the participants in the group 
for their efforts.

If you have any further questions, please contact Ivan Herman <>.

This announcement follows section 5.2.7 of the Process Document [6].

For Tim Berners-Lee, Director,
Philippe Le H├ęgaret, Project Management Lead; and
Ivan Herman, PE&O WG Staff Contact;
Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications


Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 16:15:44 UTC