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Re: Invitation to revisit eGov-generated DCAT issues

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:40:59 -0400
Message-ID: <CAC1Gg8THrkndVTWFrYsZH0w1br1XDFjgmC08L7KDJWRkEK_Hbw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Cc: public-gld-wg@w3.org
Hi Ed!

A couple things:

* The current DCAT Editors' Draft is not significantly different than
what you might remember. There are a few minor additions (dct:language
for example) but otherwise most classes/properties have remained the

* "Relevance" of the issues is relative. So in the case of the issues
I named, there has been list discussion to clarify, but among our
members there is no interest in pushing for the changes
proposed/raised by the issue.

* Since you raised these and the group respects your views, we are
inviting you to chime in on these; you might have a perspective we
haven't considered.



On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the email John. Can you explain why those issues are no
> longer relevant? I haven't been closely following how dcat has been
> developed since then. Perhaps I could join one of your meetings when
> they are under discussion?
> //Ed
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM, John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Ed!
>> Today during our W3C GLD call we discussed several issues relatedd to
>> our DCAT work product that (it turns out) originated with you in the
>> original eGov group more than a year ago. The ones we discussed today
>> (by our numbers) include:
>> * ISSUE-7: Drop dcat:accessUrl, use the URI of the dcat:Download
>> resource instead <http://bit.ly/GGJRqN>
>> * ISSUE-8: add a property to distinguish direct and indirect access of
>> dcat:Distribution <http://bit.ly/GGJUTq>
>> * ISSUE-9: dcat:Distribution and its subclasses are unnecessary
>> <http://bit.ly/GGJTyO>
>> (These and several others <http://bit.ly/GGL5m3> were imported into
>> our workstream by PhilA in the Jan 2012 timeframe as potentially
>> relevant to our current discussions)
>> The consensus of the group is that these can be safely dropped as
>> issues; no one is supporting these arguments. The group did feel that,
>> since you were the originator of these issues, we should invite you to
>> give voice to them, either as a member of GLD or as an external
>> participant. In any case your comments on these and others are welcome
>> --- which is why we are inviting them via this email ;)
>> John
>> --
>> John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
>> Director, Web Science Operations
>> Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
>> <http://tw.rpi.edu> <olyerickson@gmail.com>
>> Twitter & Skype: olyerickson

John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Director, Web Science Operations
Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
<http://tw.rpi.edu> <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Twitter & Skype: olyerickson
Received on Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:41:32 UTC

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