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Call for Participation in Open Annotation Community Group

W3C has launched the Open Annotation Community Group

The purpose of the Open Annotation Community Group is to work towards a common, RDF-based, specification for annotating digital resources. The effort will start by working towards a reconciliation of two proposals that have emerged over the past two years: the Annotation Ontology [1] and the Open Annotation Model [2]. Initially, editors of these proposals will closely collaborate to devise a common draft specification that addresses requirements and use cases that were identified in the course of their respective efforts. The goal is to make this draft available for public feedback and experimentation in the second quarter of 2012. The final deliverable of the Open Annotation Community Group will be a specification, published under an appropriate open license, that is informed by the existing proposals, the common draft specification, and the community feedback.


In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

2 Responses to Call for Participation in Open Annotation Community Group

  • We look forward to creating this group in Russia. We would like to actively participate and monitor the project!


  • For us the most relevant – this is the relationship with the public, to hear people’s opinions. Since many of the projects we have in Moscow are corrupt in nature. All programs and ontologies are made in order to earn maximum money. In the words of our most powerful search engine Yandex – do for people, not for search engines. Also in other projects to do.


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