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Government Linked Data (GLD) Working Group

Mission: The mission of the Government Linked Data (GLD) Working Group is to provide standards and other information which help governments around the world publish their data as effective and usable Linked Data using Semantic Web technologies. (See Charter)


(Drafts will be linked from here, as they are created)

Ongoing Work

  1. Outreach: Technology_Policy_Leaders
  2. Outreach: Civil_Society
  1. 2.3.4 Organizational Structures
  2. 2.3.5 Geography_and_Spatial_Information


If you are thinking about joining, please answer the schedule survey.

See list of current participants, (or with contact info), wiki user pages, nicknames

If you want to join this group, see How to Join.

If you are officially in the group, you will automatically receive group email and your login and password will work on this wiki.

The email archive for is at



  • F2F1: 29-30 June 2011, near Washington, DC, USA.

Teleconferences (official participants and invited guests only):

  • Time Thursdays 14:00-15:30 UTC (10:00-11:30 Boston, 7:00-8:30 San Francisco, 15:00-16:30 London, 16:00-17:30 Paris)
  • Dial +1-617-761-6200 or then conference code 45394# ("GLDWG")
  • IRC channel: #gld.
  • An agenda is sent 24 hours in advance; minutes follow within a day or two.

Specific Meetings

  • If you will miss a meeting, put your name on Regrets

W3C Working Group Resources

Patent Policy

This Working Group operates under the W3C Patent Policy (5 February 2004 Version). To promote the widest adoption of Web standards, W3C seeks to issue Recommendations that can be implemented, according to this policy, on a Royalty-Free basis.

For more information about disclosure obligations for this group, please see the W3C Patent Policy Status Page.


Email the chairs and staff contacts at