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Web Rule Language (WRL) Submission

Submitted Materials

We, W3C Members DERI Innsbruck at the Leopold-Franzens-Universitšt Innsbruck, Austria, DERI Galway at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, The Open University, Software AG, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), BT, and National Research Council Canada hereby submit to the Consortium the following specification, comprising the following document(s) attached hereto:

  1. Web Rule Language (WRL)
  2. XML Schema for WRL/XML Serialization
  3. Relationship of WRL to relevant other technologies

which collectively are referred to as "the Submission". We request the Submission be known as the WRL Submission.

Abstract

The Web Rule Language WRL is a rule language for the Web and the Semantic Web, based on existing well-known rule languages. The Web Rule Language is envisioned to coexist on the Semantic Web besides the Web Ontology Language OWL.

Intellectual Property Statements

The statements below concerning Copyrights, Trade and Service Marks, and Patents, have been made by the following people on behalf of their affiliated organizations:

Copyrights

DERI Innsbruck at the Leopold-Franzens-Universitšt Innsbruck, Austria, DERI Galway at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, The Open University, Software AG, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), BT, and National Research Council Canada each hereby grants to the W3C, a perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license under any of its copyrights in this contribution to copy, publish and distribute the contribution under the W3C document licenses.

Additionally, should the Submission be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, each of these organizations grants a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the W3C and based on, or incorporating all or part of, the contribution. Each of these organizations further agrees that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the W3C.

Should the Submission not be used as a contribution towards a W3C Activity, change control of the Submission shall remain with the Submitters.

Trade and Service Marks

DERI Innsbruck at the Leopold-Franzens-Universitšt Innsbruck, Austria, DERI Galway at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, The Open University, Software AG, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), BT, and National Research Council Canada agree that the trade and service marks that are associated with and identify this specific Submission will be governed by the W3C Trademark and Servicemark License .

Patents

DERI Innsbruck at the Leopold-Franzens-Universitšt Innsbruck, Austria, DERI Galway at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, The Open University, Software AG, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), BT, and National Research Council Canada all agree to offer licenses according to the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements described in section 5 of the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy for any portion of the Submission that is subsequently incorporated in a W3C Recommendation.

Required proprietary technology

No proprietary technology is required to implement the specifications contained in this submission.

Suggested action

We suggest that the Consortium consider this as an input for work in a new Semantic Web Rule Language working group at W3C.

Resources

To help with this work, each submitting organization expects, but does not explicitly commit to this, to be able to provide members of the working group. DERI Innsbruck at the Leopold-Franzens-Universitšt Innsbruck, Austria and DERI Galway at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland further expect to be able to provide editors for the deliverables of the working group.

Contact

Inquiries from the public or press about this Submission should be directed to Axel Polleres, axel.polleres at deri.org.

Submitted

20 June, 2005,

Axel Polleres, DERI Innsbruck at the Leopold-Franzens-Universitšt Innsbruck, Austria,
Christoph Bussler, DERI Galway at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland,
John Domingue, The Open University
Walter Waterfeld, Software AG
Wassilios Kazakos, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)
Graham Travers, BT
Glen Newton, National Research Council Canada