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Re: PROV-ISSUE-1: a proposal to vote on

From: James Cheney <jcheney@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 19:11:44 +0100
Cc: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
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To: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
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+ 1

I agree with the wording, but think this is something that might  
benefit from (lightweight) formalization sooner rather than later.  In  
fact, I think we are beginning to get to that stage with many of the  
concepts.

--James

On Jun 6, 2011, at 9:22 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:

>
> Dear all,
>
> You will recall we failed to reach consensus on the following  
> proposal at the last teleconference:
>  "in a first instance, to define the necessary concepts that allow  
> us to express the provenance
> of a thing that does not change".  Kai, Jim and Satya then expressed  
> concerns, which can be
> summarized as, this proposal provides no route to handle mutable  
> things.
>
> After a long email discussion with them over the WE, we have  
> converged towards a better
> proposal:
>
> In a first instance, to define the necessary concepts that allow us  
> to express the provenance of
> an invariant view or perspective on a thing.
>
> What is important to note is that it is the view/perspective that  
> does not change, the thing
> itself can be mutable.
>
> To allow us to progress, can you express by +1/-1/0 your support for  
> this proposal?
>
> Best regards,
> Luc
> -- 
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