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From Andy Seaborne <a...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposed Charter: RDF Data Shapes Working Group (Call for Review)
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:29:32 GMT
Unless I hear otherwise within 24 hours, I'll express ASF support for 
the creation of this new working group.

	Andy

On 23/08/14 17:05, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> W3C is creating a new working group to work on the validation of RDF
> data. "Shapes" is code language for this.
>
> Since an initial draft of a charter, there has a been a lot of
> discussion of charter on the public W3C list:
>
>    public-rdf-shapes@w3.org
>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-shapes/
>
> and this has resulted in a proposed charter:
>
>    http://www.w3.org/2014/data-shapes/charter
>
> """
> Deliverables
>
> An RDF vocabulary, such as Resource Shapes 2.0, for expressing these
> shapes in RDF triples, so they can be stored, queried, analyzed, and
> manipulated with normal RDF tools, with some extensibility mechanism for
> complex use cases.
>
> Semantics, possibly defined as SPARQL operations, specifying how shapes
> are evaluated against RDF graphs.
>
> OPTIONAL - Compact, human-readable, non-RDF syntax for expressing
> constraints on RDF graph patterns (aka shapes), suitable for the use
> cases determined by the group.
> """
>
> If any committer wants to comment, the Apache Software Foundation can
> respond to the formal request for comments.  We would need to produce a
> single, consolidated, agreed response.
>
> If any committer wants to participate, and does not work for an W3C
> member [*], Apache can nominate you to the working group.  (Note: you'll
> need to invest a significant amount of time to be effective and probably
> travel.  Apache does not provide any funding.)
>
>      Andy
>      W3C rep for ASF
>
> [*] If you work for a W3C member, you should go via that route or the
> legal issues may get very messy.
>


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