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From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2007 02:25:52 -0400
Message-Id: <001C5E68-23B3-48C0-A52E-6A5C66A9584C@gmail.com>
Cc: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
On Nov 2, 2007, at 3:40 PM, Rinke Hoekstra wrote:

> Secondly, my question is whether and where we should draw the line  
> between:
> a) making the OWL-somename *specification* more accessible to  
> users, and
> b) providing *educational* material explaining the consequences of  
> the technicalities in the spec.

Hi Rinke,

I'm not exactly sure how one draws the line here. Personally, I don't  
see work on educational material as harmful, as long as it is well  
done and doesn't compromise other goals of the group. I don't see the  
latter happening currently, so I guess I'm taking a wait and see  
attitude towards the efforts of the people who plan to work on the  
documentation. We will need to assess the work they do, and it would  
certainly help if they have input from all of us about what we think  
is important to have in the documentation. To that end, maybe  
clarifying the distinction you are trying to make could help.

One way to make this and other points on documentation might be to  
identify some from other analogous projects that people have found to  
be particularly useful to them or know to have been useful to others,  
and perhaps some examples that have elements that we want to avoid.

Received on Saturday, 3 November 2007 06:26:09 UTC

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