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Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group (DWBP WG)

The mission of the Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group, part of the Data Activity, is:

  • to develop the open data ecosystem, facilitating better communication between developers and publishers;
  • to provide guidance to publishers that will improve consistency in the way data is managed, thus promoting the re-use of data;
  • to foster trust in the data among developers, whatever technology they choose to use, increasing the potential for genuine innovation.

The guidance will take two forms: a set of best practices that apply to multiple technologies, and vocabularies currently missing but that are needed to support the data ecosystem on the Web.

Read the charter and join the Working Group.


Teleconference Agendas and minutes

Inaugural meeting 2014-01-24 Meetings:Telecon2014.01.24, minutes

 DateThis property is a special property in this wiki.SubjectMinutesScribe
Meetings:Telecon2014.01.3131 January 2014Setting Up
Meetings:Telecon2014.02.077 February 2014Use Cases
Meetings:Telecon2014021414 February 2014Use Cases
Meetings:Telecon2014022121 February 2014Use Cases Burle
Meetings:Telecon2014022728 February 2014London Agenda Yaso
Meetings:Telecon201403077 March 2014London Agenda
Meetings:Telecon2014031414 March 2014Use cases Christophe
Meetings:Telecon2014032121 March 2014Use cases
Meetings:Telecon2014032828 March 2014Use cases Almeida
Meetings:Telecon201404044 April 2014Use cases Ig
… further results

Dial in details

  Joining instructions: (official participants and invited guests only)
  Join using WebEx in your browser
  Or you can dial in through +1-617-324-0000 (US Toll Number)
  Access code: 645 329 153
  Password dwbp
  Host key: 641444
  Also, you should join IRC channel: #DWBP on on port 6665
  Please type 'present+ your IRC nick. It helps if you use the same nick on IRC and WebEx.

Chairs' Meetings

The chairs and team contact meet every Wednesday at 08:15 Eastern.

   WebEx via the Web
   Meeting number: 642 791 443
   Meeting password: dwbpc
   +1-617-324-0000 US Toll Number
   Access code: 642 791 443
   Host key: 366734

Face-to-face meetings

  • F2F3: April 2015 F2F 13 - 14 April 2015, Austin, Texas with satellite group in Ipswich (plus remote participants).

For archive

Options for the Host a F2F Meeting 2015

  • 1st Option - F2F4: João Pessoa, Paraíba. November, week of 09 to 13. This meeting would happen during IGF
  • 2nd Option - F2F3: São Paulo, São Paulo. April, TBD week of 3 to 10 or week of 13 to 17.

Choosing the venue for a F2F 2015 hosted by

Working Group Calendar

ics file

Main Deliverables

  • Data on the Web Best Practices
  • Quality and Granularity Description Vocabulary
  • Data Usage Description Vocabulary

See the charter for full details

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.


  • Chairs: Hadley Beeman (Invited Expert), Yasodara Córdova ( Brasil), Steven Adler (IBM)
  • Team Contact: Phil Archer <>
  • List of participants

How you can join in

You are welcome to send comments to the WG through the public comment mailing list [archive]

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