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UPDATE: Call for Testimonials, SPARQL Proposed Recommendations, with press release and dates

From: Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 17:18:18 -0800
Message-Id: <50A05715-9FB8-47F8-A82D-A1C7567A9615@w3.org>
To: jos.deroo@agfa.com, Andrea Marchesini <baku@asemantics.com>, msmith@clarkparsia.com, blackse@ccf.org, debra@win.tue.nl, franconi@inf.unibz.it, steve.harris@garlik.com, jim.bell@hp.com, Steve Holbrook <shh@us.ibm.com>, w3c-perca@gg.jp.panasonic.com, arai.katsuya@lab.ntt.co.jp, kidehen@openlinksw.com, Jeff Mischkinsky <jeff.mischkinsky@oracle.com>, janne.saarela@profium.com, public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
Cc: W3C Press Requests <w3t-pr@w3.org>, Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>
Dear Advisory Committee Representatives and RDF Data Access Working  
Group Members;

The following is an updated email sent to you earlier this month  
regarding press and marketing opportunities for you connected to the  
wonderful experience of publishing the SPARQL documents as W3C  
Recommendations. Or, as I'm still saying, starting 2008 with a  

We now have a press release for your review:


Note that the date on the press release is 15 January 2008 - this is  
now our projected publication date, modulo a successful review call.  
The document is available to those with Member access. It will not be  
made public until the actual announcement date, with the possible  
exception of reporters we choose for embargo work on the week of the  

Now that we have a press release and date, we have a new, later  
deadline for testimonials. Deadline for receiving testimonials is COB,  
11 January 2008. Please send yours to w3t-pr@w3.org, with a cc to the  
WG Chair, Lee Feigenbaum <lee@thefigtrees.net>.  Thanks to Garlik for  
already submitting their testimonial. I've included the full  
guidelines at the end of this message.

We are also soliciting W3C Members who wish to talk to the press  
directly about their implementations of SPARQL. Again, please send  
that info to w3t-pr@w3.org so we can be sure to put you on the press  
list, particularly as we work with certain reporters on embargo.

Please share this solicitation with your marketing departments, or  
direct your marcom staff to Ian, Ivan, and the W3C Communications Team  
for more information on the ways in which you can participate.

This is my last press release for W3C; I can hardly imagine a more  
exciting way to close my time here. Keep up the good work - I'll be  
watching and cheering from outside. :)

Kind regards,

Janet Daly

Here is the repeat of testimonial guidelines.

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 send mail  
to w3t-pr@w3.org.


World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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

Received on Friday, 21 December 2007 01:20:13 UTC

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