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Milestone: JSON-LD hits feature-freeze, call for implementations

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:24:23 -0400
Message-ID: <522F2B97.8090602@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
A new standards track specification for expressing Linked Data in JSON
hit feature freeze today. It is called JSON-LD and is being developed at
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

This specification was created as a result of the Web Payments work
(specifically, PaySwarm). The technology in this specification is used
to express identity, transactions, products, digital receipts, and other
sorts of financial data in JSON. The specification is already in use in
Google's GMail service (425M+ people), Google's schema.org initiative,
the PaySwarm stack, the Activity Streams 2.0 (open social networking)
work, and various other Linked Data projects around the world.

You can learn more about Linked Data here (video):


You can learn more about JSON-LD here (video):


This is the next-to-last step in the standardization process and is
intended to gather implementation experience. To successfully exit the
phase, the W3C standardization process requires at least two
implementations. The JSON-LD community did quite a bit of implementation
front-running over the past year, so there are already 6 JSON-LD
implementations. For those of you that want to read the specifications,
they can be found here:

JSON-LD 1.0 (Candidate Recommendation)

JSON-LD 1.0: Algorithms and API (Candidate Recommendation)

For those of you that are new to this group, this should be proof that:
1) we get real work done in this group, 2) the work we do here does lead
to real standards, and 3) the work we do here affects hundreds of
millions of people. :)

-- manu

Manu Sporny (skype: msporny, twitter: manusporny, G+: +Manu Sporny)
Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Meritora - Web payments commercial launch
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