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Call for Testimonials, SPARQL Proposed Recommendations

From: Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 19:56:08 -0800
Message-Id: <48D552EF-117C-4522-B3B0-8B65E502875A@w3.org>
To: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Cc: W3C Press Requests <w3t-pr@w3.org>

Dear DAWG participants,

Please accept my late congratulations for the set of SPARQL Proposed  

In anticipation of a successful completion of the review period, W3C  
is preparing for announcements around SPARQL Recommendations, or  
standard. As part of the celebration, we will be issuing a press  
release and would like to include a testimonial sheet from W3C Member  
implementors and others.

We will have a draft press release available in the next week for your  
review. The document will be available to those with Member access. It  
will not be made public until the actual announcement date. Our  
current plans are to issue an announcement in early January; we're  
making efforts to get this draft to you well in advance of the date in  
deference to the scheduling difficulties of the end of the calendar  

The guidelines for testimonials are at the bottom of this email.  
Deadlines for sending those documents to w3t-pr@w3.org is currently 7  
January 2008.

Again congratulations on work well done. We look forward to having  
your participation in the Recommendation announcement.

Kind regards,

Janet Daly, W3C Communications Team

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 enjoyed;
    * 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 phone Janet  
Daly (voice: +1 617.253.5884) or send mail to w3t-pr@w3.org.


World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Janet Daly, Global Communications Officer
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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Janet Daly, Global Communications Officer
+1 617 253 5884 (o)
+1 206 228 1097 (m)

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