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Agenda Tuesday 2 April 2019 20:00 UTC (in your time zone)


Chair: PWinstanley

regrets+ Makx, Andrea, Antoine, Alejandra, Annette, Jaroslav

Reminding attendees to put Present+ <nickname>

Reminding chairs to put Regrets+

I. Appoint Scribe

II. Approve March 26th meeting minutes

III. Check who is on IRC and WebEx

IV. Clock changes April 7 Australia. NOTE: We have moved to 20:00 UTC from 2 April 2019?

Reminder: TPAC 16-20 September, Fukuoka, Japan

  • Do we need to reserve a room for a f2f?
  • Poll - only 5 responses so far
  • Deadline to respond: April 12

Pull Requests of the week - for information only

List here merges of note. (Purely editorial changes not included)

Deliverable PR Title PR Link
1. DCAT Further clarification for distributions #789
2. DCAT Text for Security and Privacy Sections #836
3. DCAT Removal of ambiguous and unclear text #851
4. DCAT Adding Spanish translations, alignment of text, other ttl fixes #854 and #862
5. DCAT Communication of DCAT implementation experience (process) #834
6. DCAT Sentences addressing issues #90, #93 (versioning) #780
7. DCAT Remove DataDistributionService #825
8. DCAT Re-organisation of alignment (into annex) #822

Pending/active PR are at

Issues marked "due for closing" - for information only

These to be closed next Friday (CET) unless requested otherwise noted. Please use github to respond

Deliverable Issue Title Issue Link Note
1. DCAT remove Annex A.2 (alignment) #855
2. DCAT remove Annex B (extrnal alignment) #853
3. DCAT remove dcat:DataDistributionService as extra class...) #821 pending tidying up
4. DCAT info on implementation experience gathering #820
5. DCAT Distribution vs DataDistributionService #809
6. DCAT DCAT Doc structure - alignments #715
7. DCAT DCAT Security & Privacy #691
8. DCAT Add contributors etc #543
9. DCAT Data catalogs - services as first class citizens #530
10. DCAT Distributions composed of more than one files #482
11. DCAT Use case: modelling permissions, obligations etc #224
12. DCAT Remove "maintainer"... #203

Checking Open Action items


spreadsheet, not complete yet

Assessment of Current Position

  • DCAT - final draft. This is our #1 priority
    • team availability over the next c.4 weeks
    • Project page
    • To do? Google Doc
    • more? (issue #482?)
    • List of deferred changes?
  • Conneg - next draft?

Closing issues

  • how can we close more issues? e.g. can we chip away at some issues and close them?

Some high volume issues:

Older issues:

Discussed Feb 26, not closed.

  • judicious use of votes in github: propose votes to Karen and Peter
    • chairs will organize votes
    • votes will be recorded in next minutes
    • github issues will be closed when votes resolve the issue


Joining instructions: (official participants and invited guests only)

WebEx Details

For text discussions, minutes, joining the speaker queue, actions & issues IRC channel: #dxwg on IRC on port 6667

Please be sure to join both IRC and WebEx 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)


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SubjectDCAT 2 status +
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