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SKOS: Simple knowledge organization for the Web

Development & Participation

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SKOS has been developed by the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group (SWDWG). The SWDWG was chartered to develop SKOS to W3C Recommendation status.


The involvement of a broad community of interest in the development of SKOS continues to be an extremely important factor in its design and implementation. The focus for this community is the mailing list, where all design and development discussion is carried out. Anyone is free to subscribe or to post to this mailing list, and to get involved with the discussions at any level. A SKOS community wiki is also provided as a support for discussing and exchanging datasets, tools, recipes to solve identified issues...


Anyone may participate informally in the development of SKOS by joining the discussions on - informal participation is warmly welcomed.