Participation in SDW WG for OGC members

It's good to see new people joining the WG - a successful group always 
attracts new people. In this e-mail I'll set out what W3C needs to OGC 
members to do to be able to participate in this joint endeavour.

Formally, there are two Working Groups, one in each of the standards 
bodies. The work is carried out in W3C space as it is easier for us to 
give access to non-members than it is for OGC, but everyone should be 
aware that the WG outputs are *both* OGC and W3C products and subject to 
both processes.

In the main, this is friction-free, but both SDOs do make minimal 
demands on everyone, especially members of the 'other' SDO. I reminded 
chairs the other day, and I'll do so again here, that it is *essential* 
that we know who is on every call. Individuals who are not signed up to 
*both* IPR processes pose a (theoretical) risk in that they might at 
some point in future make a contribution that trips us up. The OGC and 
W3C processes avoid this.

So... to participate in the WG, OGC members who are not also W3C members 
need to join our Invited Experts system. To do this you need to:

Have an account on (if you don't have one, get one at

Use that account to apply for IE status through the form at

I will be notified when you have done this and need to (manually) 
approve your application.

*Then* you can join the WG via

Any questions, please talk to me or Scott.




Phil Archer
W3C Data Activity Lead
+44 (0)7887 767755

Received on Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:46:04 UTC