This report serves as the first of a series of trimestral status reports related to the maintenance of DCAT-AP, an Application Profile of the W3C Recommendation DCAT. The production of this and subsequent reports is governed by the Change and Release Management Policy for DCAT-AP.
The current report includes a short summary of a study into the practical use of properties specified for DCAT-AP in section 2, followed by an overview of all issues that are being discussed by the Working Group in section 3. A small number of issues that may need further discussion by the Working Group are presented in section 4. Information about and a link to the new JSON-LD distribution is contained in section 5. Section 3 classifies the issues into four categories with respect to how and when the issues should be resolved by the DCAT-AP Working Group. Section 6 contains a short report on the activities of the Dataset Exchange Working Group at W3C. Finally, section 7 outlines the next steps in relation to the future maintenance of DCAT-AP.