Posts Tagged ‘proposal’

Proposal for “Aaron’s Law” Following Death of Aaron Swartz

Kim Zetter of Wired reports, “The suicide last month of coder and internet activist Aaron Swartz prompted an outcry about the manner in which a U.S. attorney used anti-hacking legislation to launch a heavy-handed prosecution for what many considered a minor infraction. Federal prosecutors in Boston defended their actions, saying they were only upholding the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, under which Swartz was charged. But two lawmakers are proposing long-overdue changes to the law that would help prevent prosecutors from overreaching in their use of the law, as has occurred in a number of cases in recent years.” Read more

Proposing a New W3C Community Group: Semantic Open Data

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.” Read more