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Relationship of DCAT revision and profiles

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:31:25 +0200
To: "public-dxwg-wg@w3.org" <public-dxwg-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <74ec10fb-fae9-87e6-5441-77be036741f6@kcoyle.net>
I apologize that I missed this in my earlier review of the document. The
DCAT draft says:

"Issue 72

DCAT provides a generic metadata vocabulary for cataloguing datasets.
Profiles of DCAT are required for specific applications and disciplines.
Providing a model and formalization for DCAT profiles is planned to be
an important part of this revision. Also see Issue #73, Issue #74, Issue
#75."[1]

Two things about this:

1) The issues cited here have been generally considered to be relevant
to the profile guidance document, not the DCAT revision. Issue 72 has
the label DCAT but that issue does not seem to have been revisited much
since it was created. Issue #75 has been closed.

2) I believe that we determined, with the help of Phil Archer, who
authored the charter, that the profiles guidance is not intended to be
guidance for DCAT profiles but for profiles in general, so a promise of
a "formalization for DCAT profiles" isn't what we'll deliver.

Therefore, it would seem that this section (12 in the current document)
should point to the (future) profile guidance document and not state
that "formalization for DCAT profiles is planned". There may be other
useful things to say her about DCAT and profiles; we can add that to the
agenda for the F2F where we intend to review (and solidify) the
relationships between the deliverables.

[1] https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/dcat/#profiles
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