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RE: [SKOS]: [ISSUE 44] BroaderNarrowerSemantics

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <sdclarke@lukehouse.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 20:25:24 -0000
To: "'Simon Spero'" <sesuncedu@gmail.com>
Cc: "'Stephen Bounds'" <km@bounds.net.au>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005301c856eb$9bada190$0300000a@DELL>

You have my sympathy, Simon. The crippling prices charged by the
national standards bodies seem quite counter to any notion of trying to
persuade people to adopt the standards. Even more galling, the money all
goes towards bureaucracy; not a penny of it is used to defray the
expenses (not to mention the time contributed) of those who drafted the
documents - and argued endlessly about every detail within them! But
there is nothing to be done about it. Hopefully you downloaded the draft
document while it was on free offer!
All the best

Stella Dextre Clarke
Information Consultant
Luke House, West Hendred, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8RR, UK
Tel: 01235-833-298
Fax: 01235-863-298

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Spero [mailto:sesuncedu@gmail.com] 
> Sent: 14 January 2008 20:11
> To: Stella Dextre Clarke
> Cc: 'Stephen Bounds'; public-esw-thes@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [SKOS]: [ISSUE 44] BroaderNarrowerSemantics
> On Jan 14, 2008, at 10:03 AM, Stella Dextre Clarke wrote:
> >>
> > Good point. Keyword AAA does not comply with the BT/NT semantics of
> > ISO
> > 2788 or BS 8723-2, but it is quite widely used (and is 
> aligned with BS
> > 8723-3 clause 5).
> Not that there's anything you can do about this, but there 
> don't seem  
> to be any copies of  BS 8723-3 in any OCLC member libraries.  
> To make  
> matters worse, there don't seem to be any copies of the final pre- 
> ballot draft left online (that used to be the best  way to get   
> documents online without having to charge).
> At over $280.00  for 52 pages it is nearly 170 times more expensive  
> per page than the latest JK Rowling.  Probably has better  
> characterisation.
> Simon
Received on Monday, 14 January 2008 20:25:44 GMT

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