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

From: Erich Bremer <erich@ebremer.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:26:34 -0400
Message-ID: <5261613A.8080508@ebremer.com>
To: Andrei Sambra <andrei.sambra@gmail.com>, public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>, Linked Data Platform Working Group <public-ldp-wg@w3.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
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

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 <http://RWW.IO> [2], the 
> later including support for WebID, LDP and WAC [3]. RWW.IO 
> <http://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 <mailto: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 
> <http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebAccessControl>
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