Kenneth Baclawski has proposed a new W3C community group, the Semantic Open Data group. According to the proposal, “This group intends to explore ways to leverage OData as a contributor to the Semantic Web vision and to help achieve a common understanding of both technologies as well as their relationship to each other. You are invited to support the creation of this group. Once the group has a total of five supporters, W3C launch the group and people can join to begin work.”

As we have noted previously, “W3C has created Community and Business Groups to meet the needs of a growing community of Web stakeholders. Community Groups enable anyone to socialize their ideas for the Web at the W3C for possible future standardization. Business Groups provide companies anywhere in the world with access to the expertise and community needed to develop open Web technology. New W3C Working Groups can then build mature Web standards on top of best of the experimental work, and businesses and other organizations can make the most out of W3C’s Open Web Platform in their domain of interest.”

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