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Re: delegation definition

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 17:32:05 +0100
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Hi Simon and Tim,
Thanks for pointing out this problem. Text fixed.
Luc

On 05/30/2012 04:45 PM, Miles, Simon wrote:
> Hi Luc,
>
> Yes, looks good. I still feel "authority" is overly specific and unnecessary, but am happy to go with the consensus.
>
> As Tim says, it should be "the agent it acts on behalf OF retains..."
>
> thanks,
> Simon
>
> Dr Simon Miles
> Senior Lecturer, Department of Informatics
> Kings College London, WC2R 2LS, UK
> +44 (0)20 7848 1166
>
> accounting for the reasons behind contractual violations:
> http://eprints.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/1283/
> ________________________________________
> From: Timothy Lebo [lebot@rpi.edu]
> Sent: 30 May 2012 14:08
> To: Luc Moreau
> Cc: Miles, Simon; Provenance Working Group
> Subject: Re: delegation definition
>
> On May 30, 2012, at 5:10 AM, Luc Moreau wrote:
>
>    
>> Hi Simon,
>>
>> I like your point about 'represents'. Your suggestion of using 'acts on behalf' is nice because it
>> introduces the name of the relation we use in serializations.
>>
>> The reason for 'by itself or by another agent' comes from a comment from Tim on IRC last week,
>> saying that we wanted to be able to support  volunteering of an agent to act as a representative
>> for another agent.
>>
>> Here is a revised definition.
>>
>> Delegation is the assignment of authority and responsibility to an agent (by itself or by another agent) to carry out a specific activity as a delegate or representative, while the agent it acts on behalf retains some responsibility for the outcome of the delegated work.
>>      
> Looks great, modulo a grammar and flow check ("acts on behalf retains ") that I'm not sure how to fix.
>
> -Tim
>    

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