Community & Business Groups

ODRL Community Group

The W3C ODRL Community Group's aim is to develop and promote an open international specification for Policy Language expressions. The ODRL Policy Language provides a flexible and interoperable information model to support transparent and innovative use of digital assets in the publishing, distribution and consumption of content, applications, and services across all sectors and communities. The ODRL Policy model is targeted to support the business models of open, educational, government, and commercial communities through Profiles that enhance the model to align to their requirements whilst providing a common semantic layer for interoperability.

Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff.

final reports / licensing info

date name commitments
ODRL Version 2.0 Core Model Licensing commitments
ODRL Version 2.0 Common Vocabulary Licensing commitments
ODRL Version 2.0 XML Encoding Licensing commitments
ODRL Version 2.1 Core Model Licensing commitments
ODRL Version 2.1 XML Encoding Licensing commitments
ODRL Version 2.1 Common Vocabulary Licensing commitments
ODRL Version 2.1 JSON Encoding Licensing commitments
ODRL Version 2.1 Ontology Licensing commitments

drafts / licensing info

name
ODRL 2.1 / Creative Commons Profile

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Call for Final Specification Commitments for ODRL Version 2.1 Ontology

On 2015-03-05 The ODRL Community Group published the following specification:

This is a call for Final Specification Commitments. To provide greater patent protection for this specification, participants in the ODRL Community Group are now invited make commitments under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement by completing the commitment form. Current commitments are listed on the Web. There is no deadline for making commitments.

If you represent a W3C Member, please contact your Advisory
Committee Representative, who is the person from your organization
authorized to complete the commitment form.

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.

Call for Final Specification Commitments for ODRL Version 2.1 JSON Encoding

On 2015-03-05 The ODRL Community Group published the following specification:

This is a call for Final Specification Commitments. To provide greater patent protection for this specification, participants in the ODRL Community Group are now invited make commitments under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement by completing the commitment form. Current commitments are listed on the Web. There is no deadline for making commitments.

If you represent a W3C Member, please contact your Advisory
Committee Representative, who is the person from your organization
authorized to complete the commitment form.

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.

Call for Final Specification Commitments for ODRL Version 2.1 XML Encoding

On 2015-03-05 The ODRL Community Group published the following specification:

This is a call for Final Specification Commitments. To provide greater patent protection for this specification, participants in the ODRL Community Group are now invited make commitments under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement by completing the commitment form. Current commitments are listed on the Web. There is no deadline for making commitments.

If you represent a W3C Member, please contact your Advisory
Committee Representative, who is the person from your organization
authorized to complete the commitment form.

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.

Call for Final Specification Commitments for ODRL Version 2.1 Common Vocabulary

On 2015-03-05 The ODRL Community Group published the following specification:

This is a call for Final Specification Commitments. To provide greater patent protection for this specification, participants in the ODRL Community Group are now invited make commitments under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement by completing the commitment form. Current commitments are listed on the Web. There is no deadline for making commitments.

If you represent a W3C Member, please contact your Advisory
Committee Representative, who is the person from your organization
authorized to complete the commitment form.

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.

Call for Final Specification Commitments for ODRL Version 2.1 Core Model

On 2015-03-05 The ODRL Community Group published the following specification:

This is a call for Final Specification Commitments. To provide greater patent protection for this specification, participants in the ODRL Community Group are now invited make commitments under the W3C Community Final Specification Agreement by completing the commitment form. Current commitments are listed on the Web. There is no deadline for making commitments.

If you represent a W3C Member, please contact your Advisory
Committee Representative, who is the person from your organization
authorized to complete the commitment form.

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.

ODRL Version 2.1 Final Draft Specifications – Last Call for Comments (due 16 FEB)

The W3C ODRL Community Group seeks feedback from the community on the Version 2.1 Final Draft specifications of the ODRL Policy Language:

The following documents are under “Last Call” review:

The Core Model introduces a new mechanism for ODRL Profiles, additional constraint features, and greater clarity on the use of ODRL in context with profiles and inheritance.
The Common Vocabulary has been updated with clearer defintions and action heirarchy as well as a revision of the core terms.
The XML Encoding has been updated to relect these changes.
The JSON Encoding is a new specification.
The ODRL Ontology is a new specification.

Please send all comments to the ODRL Public mailing list.

The Last Call comments are welcome by 16 February 2015.

ODRL Version 2.1 Final Draft Specifications – First Call for Comments

The W3C ODRL Community Group seeks feedback from the community on the Version 2.1 Final Draft specifications of the ODRL Policy Language:

The following documents are under review:

The Core Model introduces a new mechanism for ODRL Profiles, additional constraint features, and greater clarity on the use of ODRL in context with profiles and inheritance.
The Common Vocabulary has been updated with clearer defintions and action heirarchy as well as a revision of the core terms.
The XML Encoding has been updated to relect these changes.
The JSON Encoding is a new specification.
The ODRL Ontology is a new specification.

Please send all comments to the ODRL Public mailing list.

First Call comments are welcome by 26 November 2014.

Rights and Licenses for Linked Data Tutorial at ESWC 2014

This tutorial is aimed at providing a basic knowledge about the existing schemas and vocabularies to represent licenses in Linked Data, and the existing formalisms able to deal with derivative data licensing and rights inferences.

A key session of the tutorial is dedicated to the presentation of the ways to license Linked Data. The licenses offered by Creative Commons, Open Data Commons and other institutions are increasingly widespread, and the awareness on the importance of licensing a published resource is becoming almost universal. The next step in refinement might be users publishing their own personalized licenses, namely, writing rights expressions at will and not among a set of predefined licenses, for which Rights Expression Languages already exist. One of the most relevant of these rights expression languages for the Linked Data community is ODRL 2.0, which has been recently published along with an ontology. Specific licenses can be created with ODRL 2.0 in RDF with a great flexibility for granting rights, imposing complex conditions, and going beyond open licenses.

The tutorial has a full day length and it takes place in Anissaras, Hersonissou (Greece), the 25th May 2014.

See details: http://tutorials.oeg-upm.net/rightslinkeddata/

First Draft of ODRL 2 Ontology published by ODRL Community Group

On 2013-10-11 the ODRL Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-odrl@w3.org. Learn more about the ODRL Community Group.