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Charter Development

From: Roger Cutler <rogercutler@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:14:41 -0600
Message-ID: <CAMU31A5LpxP5KeYMAxKkeKz0j=yH72dWHBk3O-eUeYHeZ-17bA@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-oilgaschem@w3.org
I've been putting together a charter at
So far it's just a shell, and I'm concentrating mostly on the boilerplate
and the process parts of it.  This is not entirely trivial because since
we're the first business group there's no "go by".  There have been some
email discussions off-line about logistics, but recently these have drifted
a bit into content issues, which I think are more properly discussed in
this email group.  For future reference and possible discussion, a couple
of disagreements (mild disagreements -- I don't think that there are any
big issues here) were as follows:

   1. Whether to use the phrase "Semantic Web technology", "semantic
   technology" or both.  I opted for Semantic Web technology, mostly because
   that's the term used in the W3C and that's the context of this group.  I am
   strongly opposed to using both because I think that the distinction is not
   widely or consistently understood, and I think rat-holing into trying to
   parse those nuances would be a constant waste of time.
   2. Whether we should mention joint ventures in the mission statement.  I
   kept it in because I think joint ventures are a strong driver for standards
   efforts in the industry, but I restructured the verbiage a bit with at
   lease the intention of responding to the concern.  I should emphasize,
   however, that what I'm putting in for things like mission statement, scope
   and so on are intended very much as first cuts and placeholders.
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