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Agenda for DXWG DCAT subgroup teleconference 20 September 2018 8:30 UTC (in your timezone)

Dave Browning
Alasdair Gray (ongoing), Erik Mannens (ongoing), Thomas D'Haenens (ongoing), Lars Svensson (ongoing), Makx, Peter W


  1. Check bots are running (see below)
  2. Matching everyone on IRC and Webex
  3. Remind attendees to put present+ <nickname>
  4. Appoint Scribe. Scribe should enter 'regrets+ ' followed by the names of people who have sent regrets (ideally by adding their own name to this page)

Main agenda

  1. Confirm agenda
  2. Approve minutes from last meeting –
  3. Outstanding actions
  4. Public comments list:
  5. Topics: Status of Second Working Draft - final steps before asking for plenary approval - Aim is to confirm we are happy with the status of outstanding issues (Also see table below)
  6. AOB

Status & Agreed Action

Issue Status Action
DCAT - alignment (profile) & DCAT alignments schema Contribution available Complete work and merge
Normative/non-normative Still some discussion needed Resolution not for 2PWD, but add note of explanation
Data quality model [RDQM] Draft now provides suggestion/basis of discussion Good to go for 2PWD, review based on responses
Generalise dcat:byteSize to dcat:size/ dcat:byteSize - check constraints Needs discussion Remove from 2PWD (done)
Change domain/create superclass for dcat:Distribution Needs further discussion Remove from 2PWD (done)
Dereferenceable identifiers [RDID] Needs (much) discussion Remove from 2PWD (done)
Project context [RPCX] Draft includes some work to elicit responses, more to go Good for 2PWD
Links from DCAT draft to (DCAT 2014) rdf Solution for 2PWD agreed Broader question re: links to be raised as new issue (done)
Add void:rootResource as property of dcat:Resource? Not progressed at this stage Remove from 2PWD (done)
How to express distributions provided as compressed files Not progressed at this stage Remove from 2PWD (done)

(Updated after meeting to document agreed actions)

Dial In details

NB These details only apply for the DCAT sub group, they are different from the joint calls

 Joining instructions: (official participants and invited guests only)
 Telecon Details: Zoom details available by email from Philippe Le Hégaret <> or regular attendees.
 For text discussions, minutes, joining the speaker queue, actions & issues IRC channel: #dxwgdcat on on port 6667
 Please be sure to join both IRC and Zoom and use the same nick in both (or it gets very confusing)
 When you join the IRC channel, please immediately type 'present+ {yourname}' (this adds your name to the participants list in the minutes)
 See WebEx Best Practices for further information
  W3C Telecon Resources:
  Zakim instructions in English
  Basic instructions in Portuguese

To start the meeting, check that trackbot is in the IRC channel (it usually is). If not, type:

/invite trackbot

(Subgroup meetings may need to specify the irc e.g. /invite trackbot #dxwgdcat)

Then you can type:

trackbot, start meeting

That should invite zakim and RRSAgent and generally get things ready to go. As a reminder: the Zakim IRC bot handles things like the speaker queue, RRSAgent handles the minute-taking, present and regrets list etc.

Please note that you will see a message that Zakim does not see any meetings scheduled at this time. This is a reference to the old conference bridge (also called Zakim) that is no longer in use. Scheduling is now done under the WebEx system. If you're feeling nostalgic for the old Zakim greeting, it's archived (of course).

Once you have started the meeting, you should see all three bots running:

If any are not in the room, type /invite and then the name of the bot followed by the relevent channel e.g.

/invite Zakim #dxwgdcat

/invite rrsagent #dxwgdcat

During the meeting you may need to set the access permissions on the chat log with this command:

RRSAgent, make logs public

Then to create the minutes, type

RRSAgent, draft minutes