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Re: Beginning work on an official Web Access Control spec.

From: Andrei Sambra <andrei.sambra@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:20:22 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFG79ehPktZsxVOCDtDZ4=ivwWPoMUXF70efcQ+K=7Z=jYRJyg@mail.gmail.com>
To: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com
Cc: Linked Data Platform Working Group <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi Ashok and thanks for the link. Indeed, it is too heavyweight, though if
I'm not mistaken, it was the basis for the AIR Web Rule Language (
http://dig.csail.mit.edu/2009/AIR/). We will discuss everything once we get


On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 7:20 PM, Ashok Malhotra

>  Look also at the work on a Policy Aware Web, for example:
> http://www.w3.org/2004/09/Policy-Aware-Web-acl.pdf
> I think this approach is too heavyweight but we can discuss.
> All the best, Ashok
>  On 10/19/2013 4:26 AM, Andrei Sambra wrote:
>  Hello again,
>  Thank you all for expressing your interest. I would like to keep this
> thread open for a few more days, to get an estimate of how many people are
> interested in participating. Until then, please familiarize yourselves with
> the WAC ontology (in case you haven't already), and maybe compile a list of
> topics you feel we should bring up.
>  Best,
> Andrei
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 6:26 PM, Erich Bremer <erich@ebremer.com> wrote:
>>  Hi Andrei,
>>     I am interested in participating.  I've been looking to add WAC to
>> VIVO to work with the WebID4VIVO that we have created to allow inter-VIVO
>> operations.  -- Erich
>> Erich Bremer
>> http://www.ebremer.com
>> On 10/17/13 9:05 AM, Andrei Sambra wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>  For those of you who know me, please skip this paragraph. For the
>> others, I would first like to introduce myself. My name is Andrei Sambra
>> and for the past three years I have been involved in different W3C groups,
>> such as WebID, LDP and RWW (co-chair). As an advocate of Semantic Web
>> technologies, especially those taking user privacy into consideration, I am
>> currently working on two projects, MyProfile [1] (WebID provider / social
>> network) and RWW.IO [2], the later including support for WebID, LDP and
>> WAC [3]. RWW.IO is a Read/Write Web-based personal data store.
>>  Over the past few years, we have noticed that Linked Data is no longer
>> a technology limited to the public space, finding its way into consumer
>> applications. As a consequence, it becomes increasingly important to be
>> able to protect access to private/sensitive resources. To this regard, the Web
>> Access Control (WAC) ontology [3] has been put together by Tim Berners-Lee,
>> offering the basic means to set up ACLs. Due to its nature (i.e. an
>> ontology) however, it does not provide the formalism necessary to implement
>> it in order to achieve interoperability, nor does it provide an organized
>> space where it can be discussed and improved.
>>  The reason behind writing the email is that I would like to know how
>> many people are interested in participating to the standardization process
>> of a Web Access Control spec.
>>  The Read Write Web community group has so far been the host of
>> inquiries regarding the WAC ontology. However, being a community group, it
>> does not have access to W3C's teleconference system, nor to the issue
>> tracking system. Depending on your interest in a WAC spec, and the
>> preliminary discussions we might have, we may very well have to create a
>> dedicated working group. For now however, I suggest we use the public
>> RWW list (public-rww@w3.org) in order to coordinate the efforts on this
>> subject.
>>  Please let me know how you stand on this subject and perhaps suggest a
>> way to count who is interested in participating (doodle, something else
>> maybe?).
>>  Best wishes,
>> Andrei
>>  [1] https://my-profile.eu/
>> [2] https://rww.io/
>> [3] http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebAccessControl
Received on Monday, 21 October 2013 09:21:12 UTC

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