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Developing standards which help governments publish their data as effective and usable Linked Data, using Semantic Web technologies. (See Charter)

Status of Deliverables
Editor's Draft w3.org/TR Timetable Target Status
(Early May)
Tracker Contact Notes
Best Practices FPWD of WG Note on 06-June-2013; Publish as WG Note on 20-June-2013 (assuming extension) NOTE tracker Bernadette Hyland
DCAT LC LC 12-Mar-2013 - 8-Apr-2013, CR on 23-Apr-2013 CR tracker Fadi Maali, John Erickson DCAT LC comments DCAT CR transition
DCAT UCR NOTE on 02-May NOTE tracker Fadi Maali
ADMS NOTE on 18-Apr-2013 NOTE Phil Archer Further draft when DCAT goes to CR
Data Cube CR LC 12-Mar - 8-Apr-2013, CR on 23-Apr-2013 CR tracker Richard Cyganiak Data Cube LC comments Data Cube CR transition Data Cube comments Implementations Data Cube PR transition
Data Cube UCR Data Cube UCR Note NOTE on 01-August NOTE tracker Benedikt Kaempgen
People FPWD None None tracker Michael Hausenblas not expected to progress in this form
ORG CR LC 23-Oct-2012 - 8-Apr-2013, to CR on 09-May-2013 CR tracker Dave Reynolds addressing LC comments ORG LC comments ORG CR transition ORG comments ORG_Implementations ORG PR transition
RegORG FPWD NOTE on 02-May-2013 NOTE tracker Phil Archer
Linked Data Glossary Resolved to publish as Note 2013-03-14; needs publication NOTE tracker Bernadette Hyland, Ghislain Atemezing Needs to be published in TR space; ongoing review
cookbook tbd Open W3C Wiki tracker Bernadette Hyland Needs reviews and updates
Community Directory Software Update 28-Mar-2013 Handed to New CG tracker Bernadette Hyland Integrate [1] Updated Directory Workflow Req for launch early April 2013

Note: the dates here are for presenting the final drafts to the Working Group. Formal publication schedule (afterwards) is available in the Timetable page for each deliverable. The content in this table is gathered from the Timetable pages of each deliverable. If you make a change here, change it there too please.

Public Review Documents

  1. Data Catalog Vocabulary (Last Call)
  2. Data Cube Vocabulary (Last Call)
  3. Organization Ontology (Last Call)

Please send all comments to public-gld-comments@w3.org by 8 April 2013.

Detailed Links on Deliverables

  1. Task Force Community Directory, see Community Directory of Linked Data Providers and Projects, see also wiki page Community Directory Discussion Summary and issue tracker [2]
  2. Task Force Best Practices for Publishing Linked Data, see Best Practices for Linked Data ED, see also [3]
  3. Task Force Standard Vocabularies
  4. See also the main wiki page for the Vocabulary Discussion Summary
  5. Linked Data Glossary, Working Note
  6. Linked Data Cookbook wiki Government Linked Data Cookbook

Note: The Task Forces are using Mercurial repository and ReSpec for formatting the deliverables.



Group Membership and Joining

We encourage new members of the group to introduce themselves by email.

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 w3.org login and password will work on this wiki.

The email archive for public-gld-wg@w3.org is at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-gld-wg/.




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(Official Participants and invited guests only):

  • Time Thursdays 14:00-15:00 UTC (10:00-11:00 Boston, 7:00-8:00 San Francisco, 15:00-16:00 London, 16:00-17:00 Paris)
  • Dial +1-617-761-6200 or sip:zakim@voip.w3.org then conference code 45394# ("GLDWG")
  • IRC channel: #gld.
  • An agenda is sent 24 hours in advance; minutes follow within a day or two.


  • F2F1: 29-30 June 2011, near Washington, DC, USA (completed)
  • F2F2: 25-26 Jan 2012, DERI Galway Ireland & Washington DC (completed)
  • F2F3: 11-12 April 2013, Croke Park, Dublin Ireland

"Date" is a type and predefined property provided by Semantic MediaWiki to represent date values.
Meetings:Telecon2011.07.077 July 2011Weekly teleconNo specifichttp://www.w3.org/2011/gld/meeting/2011-07-07
Meetings:Telecon2011.07.2121 July 2011Weekly teleconNo specifichttp://www.w3.org/2011/gld/meeting/2011-07-21
Meetings:Telecon2011.07.2828 July 2011Weekly teleconNo specifichttp://www.w3.org/2011/gld/meeting/2011-07-28

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