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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

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ODRL 2.1 / Creative Commons Profile

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New ODRL W3C First Public Working Drafts

The W3C Permissions & Obligations Expression (POE) Working Group has published the First Public Working Drafts for the ODRL Information Model and the ODRL Vocabulary & Expression. These FPWDs provide a flexible and interoperable information model, vocabulary, and encoding mechanisms for describing statements about digital content usage. The deliverables are based on the previous reports created by the W3C ODRL Community Group and form the baseline for future enhancements by the POE WG.

In addition, the POE WG has published the Use Case and Requirements Note. These Use Cases will be reviewed and analyzed further into detailed requirements. The POE WG is calling for wider community feedback and contributions to the set of Use Cases to further enhance and improve the ODRL permissions and obligations expression language.

Announce: W3C POE Working Group

Dear ODRL CG, I am pleased to announce that the W3C has approved the new “Permissions and Obligations Expression” (POE) Working Group.

The group is primarily charted to take the CG specs through the W3C Process to “Recommendation” status and may produce additional “Notes” related to best practice.

The WG archives will be open to all to read and we will cross-post any and all important milestones/requests to the CG.

It is important to note that this CG will continue (even after the WG completes it work) and will always act as the community for ODRL/POE.

Cheers – Renato

Call for Requirements – ODRL Linked Data Profile

The ODRL Linked Data profile provides the vocabulary enabling the description of data licenses that may be applied to Linked Data resources (such as RDF documents, RDF statements, OWL ontologies, etc.) and the description of policies governing access conditions to Linked Data.

Requirements are now sought from the wider community and will be documented here:
https://www.w3.org/community/odrl/wiki/Call_for_requirements_towards_an_ODRL_Linked_Data_profile

A draft of the ODRL Linked Data Profile will be developed:
https://www.w3.org/community/odrl/wiki/ODRL_Linked_Data_Profile

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.