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Re: [LC response] To Jim Hendler (was Re: Fwd: Question re: HasKey entailments)

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:49:07 -0500
Cc: public-owl-comments@w3.org, "Ralph R. Swick" <swick@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4A16FB86-1206-49A8-ACC8-72C3E33AED60@cs.rpi.edu>
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
I am most definitely NOT willing to take this response.  The notion  
that the WG somehow thinks that somehow my knowledge "got in the way"  
is a  personal comment that has no place in a technical response to a  
LC comment, and I find it offensive.  I will expect an apology from  
the Working Group (not the author of the response, but the whole WG as  
the comment below says "the Working group was unsure..."), and a new  
response without the personal statement, at which point I will  
consider the technical aspect of the response.  I am also cc'ing Ralph  
Swick, the Technology and Society Domain lead, in the hopes he will  
remind the chairs and team lead as to what is appropriate and what is  
not in WG process
  -Jim Hendler
  AC Rep

On Feb 18, 2009, at 10:30 AM, Bijan Parsia wrote:

> Dear Jim,
> Thank you for your comment
>     <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-comments/2009Jan/0004.html 
> >
> on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.
> Obviously, it is important that the spec be clear to everyone. The  
> working group was unsure whether your database expertise "got in the  
> way" of seeing the rationale or not, but regardless, it is worth  
> trying to avoid such confusions. To this end, we've added a couple  
> of sentences to the first paragraph of
>       <http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Syntax#Keys>
> which we hope will prevent such confusion in the future.
> Please note that we will have a more extensive documentation of the  
> rationale behind this design in the NF&R as well as some discussion  
> in the primer. The working group will contact you when those  
> documents reach last call to see if the overall solution meets your  
> concerns.
> Please acknowledge receipt of this email to <mailto:public-owl-comments@w3.org 
> > (replying to this email should suffice). In your acknowledgment  
> please let us know whether or not you are satisfied with the working  
> group's response to your comment.
> Regards,
> Bijan Parsia
> on behalf of the W3C OWL Working Group

"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would  
it?." - Albert Einstein

Prof James Hendler				http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler
Tetherless World Constellation Chair
Computer Science Dept
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 12180
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