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Re: possible goals for 'less technical doc'

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 22:29:48 +0000
Message-Id: <E16ED74C-1FD8-4DC8-B7A1-7AEC6319A417@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>

On Oct 30, 2007, at 9:46 PM, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>> I think a less technical early publication has the following goals:
>
> ....
>
> Note - longevity was not a goal.
>
> I would not be surprised if the first draft of such a doc, was also  
> the last, with the useful text (if any) migrating to documents with  
> more long-term viability.

Might I suggest that there are a variety of venues for such efforts  
and that group documents, esp. through the pub process, is not always  
the best way.

It is very good for getting certain kinds of wide review (hence my  
advocacy of publishing early). But I'm a bit skeptical that many less  
technically oriented users watch WDs.

Blog posts, mailing list stuff, etc. are good. E.g., the Protege (and  
Jena, and Pellet) mailing lists have a large number of end users. A  
"canonical" wiki page that was widely advertised might get sufficient  
attention even without WD status.

(It would be nice to have some insight from SWEO, and perhaps some  
coordination.)

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 22:56:54 GMT

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