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possible goals for 'less technical doc'

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 21:42:13 +0000
Message-ID: <4727A535.1090203@hpl.hp.com>
To: public-owl-wg@w3.org

I have been advocating an early less technical document, to be published 
either concurrently or a week or two after, our FPWD.

In my mind, this has different motivations than any of the final 'less' 
technical documents.

We are probably expecting there to be an OWL 1.1 Reference - and this is 
a good idea because the OWL 1.0 Reference is a successful document. This 
does not mean that a reference is a good early publication.

I think a less technical early publication has the following goals:

- to be readable by a wider audience than the other FPWDs
- to allow this wider audience to understand the intended direction of 
the WG
- to allow this wider audience to help adjust the direction of the WG 
before we have done a lot of work as a WG

Thus I feel the less technical docs should give some of overview of the 
hoped for new features, and some suggestion as to why these features.

This would allow comments along the lines of:
- have you considered this other possible new feature?
- that feature looks like a lot of work, and the motivation looks a bit 
- is that feature really needed?

I suspect many of the people capable of reading the other documents, 
have already done so, and commented on them in other forum.

These motivations reflect the work I did in the Wiki today.

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