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

Dear Jim,

thank you for your support of the DAWG group; and I also have to
apologize for the somewhat late response to your mail. We have discussed
the possible changes on the charter in light of your comments and,
hopefully, we may be able to propose a charter for a formal AC vote soon.

As for the comments on extra documents: we believe the Working Group has
the possibility to publish extra Working Group notes at any time, energy
and time permitting. That mechanism could certainly be used to capture
extra proposals and results and we would welcome such extra
publications. We do not believe, however, that this should be recorded
in the Working Group charter; this could be understood as an obligation
to publish extra documents which is probably not the intention.

I hope this answers your concerns.

Thanks again for your support!



Bell, Jim (Standards) wrote:
> 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: [] On Behalf Of Ian B. Jacobs
> Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 6:26 PM
> To:
> 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,
>   and
> - have been identified by SPARQL implementers as reasonable and feasible
>   extension to current implementations
> We welcome your general expressions of interest and support on <>. Please send any substantive comments in response to this email as appropriate to <>, which has a Member archive [2]. If you wish to make your comments public, please use <> (archive [3]).
> If you should have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact Eric Prud'hommeaux <> or Ivan Herman <>.
> 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]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
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