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Re: User Facing Documents

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 17:49:57 +0000
Message-ID: <472B6345.8050709@hpl.hp.com>
To: public-owl-wg@w3.org

Bijan correctly observed:
 > Furthermore, Jeremy apparently is proposing producing Working
 > Drafts that aren't rec track, or submission track, but /dev/null/
 > track (i.e., deliberately designed to be dropped after one or two
 > versions).

minor correction I wouldn't want multiple such WDs

To clarify:
- I am sufficiently keen on a less technical doc coming out before the 
end of Jan, that I prefer us to concentrate on the material rather than 
its final publication form.
- however it is published in a FPWD, the (best of the) material can be 
moved to appropriate 'finished' documents

So I would be happy with publishing an 'Odds and Sods WD' for two 
iterations and then moving the contents to more stable locations as the 
publication goals became clearer.

However, there seems to be some energy for producing a diff version of
and a 'traceability matrix' doc. The latter could be thought of as a Use 
Case and Requirements Doc for OWL 1.1, and so that could well have a 
stable end state, for example as a WG Note.

Another reason I am less than committed to FPWD with an end goal, is 
that if I am an editor of any of them, I expect to put my effort later 
in the group into more technical docs (e.g. OWL Full Semantics or Test 
Cases), so while I would be happy to work on
to help turn it into a WD, I am not prepared to personally commit to 
taking it through to WG Note or Rec.


PS On the rest of the thread, I seem to be in agreement with both Bijan 
and Jim, who appeared to be agreeing in large part.

PPS Banter about the charter is important because what any group does 
depends significantly on their interpretation of the charter. At the 
moment, we largely have our own individual interpretations - as we 
exchange banter, and cat calls:
- 'out of charter'
- 'no, that was in charter'
we will gradually devleop a group understanding of our charter, that 
will strengthen our ability to act as a group. I am sorry it is somewhat 
reminiscent of playground games, and I would not be surprised if most of 
us are the sort of people who didn't much enjoy the in-group, out-group 
games of childhood.
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