FW: RDF Data Access Working Group Charter in Development (Advance Notice)

HP supports the work of W3C in chartering a new RDF Data Access Working Group.  HP has worked with other member organizations on the "SPARQL Update" submission to W3C.  HP believes that goal of the working group should be viewed as moving SPARQL forward, not completing SPARQL.

The mission of the Working Group, to extend SPARQL with a small set of features that have been identified by users and application writers as important, and also by implementers as reasonable and feasible, should be the main focus.  HP hopes the working group will use this to keep to the milestones and dates in the charter.

There will be, and should be, proposals to enhance SPARQL beyond what the working group can accomplish.  HP would like to see the working group capture newly emerging consensus though all possible means, not just recommendation track work in the fixed timeframe of the working group.

  Best regards,

    Jim Bell
    AC Rep, Hewlett-Packard Company

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-ac-members-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-ac-members-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ian B. Jacobs
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 6:26 PM
To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
Subject: RDF Data Access Working Group Charter in Development (Advance Notice)

Dear Advisory Committee Representative,

This is an advance notice that the Team is currently working on a new charter [1] for a RDF Data Access Working Group.

The mission of the RDF Data Access Working Group, part of the Semantic Web Activity, is to produce a W3C Recommendation that extends SPARQL.
The extension is a small set of additional features that:

- have been identified by the users as badly needed for applications,
- have been identified by SPARQL implementers as reasonable and feasible
  extension to current implementations

We welcome your general expressions of interest and support on <w3c-ac-forum@w3.org>. Please send any substantive comments in response to this email as appropriate to <member-semweb-comment@w3.org>, which has a Member archive [2]. If you wish to make your comments public, please use <public-sparql-dev@w3.org> (archive [3]).

If you should have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org> or Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>.

A formal Advisory Commitee Review for this charter is expected in November 2008.

This announcement follows section 6.2.2 of the Process Document [4].

For Tim Berners-Lee, Director and
Ivan Herman, Semantic Web Activity Lead; Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications

[1] http://www.w3.org/2008/09/dawg-charter.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-semweb-comment/
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-sparql-dev/

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

Received on Thursday, 30 October 2008 00:40:04 UTC