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Re: delegation definition

From: Khalid Belhajjame <Khalid.Belhajjame@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 17:41:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4FBFB652.6050701@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: public-prov-wg@w3.org

+1

The definition is clear. However, I am wondering if we really need, 
within the model, to specify who is responsible for the outcome of the 
delegated work. In other words, wouldn't it be better to defined 
delegation as:

/"Delegation is the assignment of authority to an agent (by itself or by 
another agent) to carry out a specific activity as a delegate or 
representative/."

Thanks, khalid

On 24/05/2012 22:04, Luc Moreau wrote:
>
> All,
> Today, we decided to replace the term Responsibility by Delegation.
> Inspired by suggestions from Tim and Stephan, I drafted a definition:
>
> /Delegation is the assignment of authority to an agent (by itself or 
> by another agent) to carry out a specific activity as a delegate or 
> representative, while the agent that it represents remains responsible 
> for the outcome of the delegated work.
> /
> Thoughts?
>
> Cheers,
> Luc
>
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