Posts Tagged ‘Forum’

Introducing W3C Community Groups & Business Groups

In addition to the new Semantic News Community Group, the W3C has launched a full range of community and business groups “so that developers, designers, and anyone passionate about the Web has a place to have discussions and publish documents.” The homepage explains, “A W3C Community Group is an open forum, without fees, where Web developers and other stakeholders develop specifications, hold discussions, develop test suites, and connect with W3C’s international community of Web experts. A W3C Business Group gives innovators that want to have an impact on the development of the Web in the near-term a vendor-neutral forum for collaborating with like-minded stakeholders, including W3C Members and non-Members.” Read more

W3C Launches Government Linked Data Working Group

The W3C has launched a new Government Linked Data Working Group. According to the W3C, the mission of the new group “is to provide standards and other information which help governments around the world publish their data as effective and usable Linked Data using Semantic Web technologies… In addition, W3C renewed today the eGovernment Interest Group, a forum for building and strengthening the community of people who use or promote the use of W3C technologies to improve Government. That group identifies and discusses essential areas of technology and related policy issues.” Read more Welcomes to the Family (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM and parent company of today announced that it has acquired the assets of the website from Andrew Matthews of Melbourne, Australia, the site’s founder. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“ is a unique property which allows people to help one another with questions about Semantic Web technologies and techniques. The site is a blend of a Q&A forum and a recommendation site. Users can ask, tag, and answer questions. As a community-moderated site, it also allows participants with a sufficient reputation score to vote on and even edit both the questions and community-submitted answers,” stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of WebMediaBrands, Inc. “SemanticOverflow will be added as a feature on our blog and will further advance as the number one media resource in the world for the coverage of Semantic Web and Linked Data news and information. is growing in lock step with our Semantic Technology trade shows including shows annually in San Francisco, Washington DC, London, England, and soon to be announced shows in Berlin, Germany, and a soon to be announced Asian location.”

For the next few weeks, will remain at its current home, while technical teams work to ensure a smooth transition to We at are thrilled to be able to offer this excellent community resource to our readers.