Monday, April 2, 2012

Linked Data Basic Profile - W3C Member Submission

A W3C member submission titled "Linked Data Basic Profile" has been published at  This submission highlights some of the key best practices and patterns that have helped leverage Linked Data as an approach to integrating lifecycle tools and applications.  This submission contains a proposed specification, use cases and requirements, and a simple RDF schema document describing the vocabulary.  The outcome of a W3C Workshop in December 2011 on "Linked Enterprise Data Patterns" explored various topics around the usage of Linked Data approach for read-write application integration use cases and concluded with the workshop attendees recommending the formation of a W3C workgroup to develop and endorce a specification around the need for a minimal foundation to build Linked Data application from.  Be on the look out to participate in the evolution of this at W3C and the adoption of it within OSLC.  This submission represents a significant step in the adoption of Linked Data as an integration architecture and thank those who helped contribute.