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Re: Acknowlegment glitch

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 08:54:58 -0400
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
cc: W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <29109.1238504098@ubehebe>
> I believe that the following sentence in the acknowledgments sections  
> of our document is inappropriate:
> """This document is the product of the OWL Working Group (see below)  
> whose members deserve recognition for their time and commitment."""
> I don't recall ever seeing such a statement in an acknowledgments.  
> Isn't the actually acknowledgement sufficient?

+1 re that sentence being reworded to not thank ourselves.

Note that we have several templates here.  The standard form of
acknowledgements, I think, is:

The editors extend special thanks to ...
for ....

and the text you're referring to is in the first,

     -- Sandro

> See:
> 	http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-mt/#ack
> ""'This document reflects the joint effort of the members of the RDF  
> Core Working Group. Particular contributions were made by Jeremy  
> Carroll, Dan Connolly, Jan Grant, R. V. Guha, Graham Klyne, Ora  
> Lassilla, Brian McBride, Sergey Melnick, Jos deRoo and Patrick  
> Stickler."""
> 	http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-features/
> """This document is the result of extensive discussions within the  
> Web Ontology Working Group as a whole. The participants in this  
> Working Group included:"""
> 	http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt#section-Acknowledgements
> """This specification was developed and approved for publication by  
> the W3C XSL Working Group (WG). WG approval of this specification  
> does not necessarily imply that all WG members voted for its  
> approval. The current members of the XSL WG are:"""
> Why do we need to *say* that we deserve recognition just before  
> giving that recognition? Seems a bit self-praising.
> Cheers,
> Bijan.
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