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From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 03:27:23 +0900
Message-ID: <29af5e2d0902281027x1c00e44fj46f4422e4f005656@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
So I had a look at what is said about Recommendations:

"A W3C Recommendation is a specification or set of guidelines that,
after extensive consensus-building, has received the endorsement of
W3C Members and the Director. W3C recommends the wide deployment of
its Recommendations. Note: W3C Recommendations are similar to the
standards published by other organizations."

I think the hangup is the part about "recommends the wide deployment".
It is on this matter that the WG does not have consensus. We all agree
that it is a specification that has undergone extensive
consensus-building (at least within the WG), and that it is "similar
to the standards published by other organizations".

I think the consensus is that this is really important for Bijan and
perhaps a few others and he has hopes of it becoming widely used, and
that we committed the time to evaluating and reviewing and improving
the document.

I wonder whether it is the "recommends the wide deployment" aspect
that our critics are complaining about. If so, I don't know how to
effectively counter this.


On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
> Ian,
> afaik you are the owner of 29/FH3. I guess it makes sense to include an
> answer to
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-comments/2009Feb/0043.html
> too in the draft...
> Cheers
> Ivan
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