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Re: on code names, group ownership, and boundaries

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 12:06:03 -0600
To: RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1079633163.8631.359.camel@dirk>

On Thu, 2004-03-18 at 11:54, Dan Connolly wrote:
> I'm mostly happy to let the structure of use cases emerge
> as discussion progresses, but I'd like to nip this
> naming convention involving people's initials in the bud.
> 
> Please pick names/identifiers that are real-life words
> that would be reasonably meaningful to somebody who's
> new to the WG. Yes, it's harder, but coming to agreement
> on terms is the game we're here to play.
> 
> Use of opaque codewords like XY-23 can lead to inter-group

intra-group, rather.

sigh. should have stuck to plain english:

... can allow members of the group to type fewer characters
when sending mail to other members of the group...

> efficiencies, but it creates a barrier around the group;
> it makes it expensive for new people to figure out
> what we're all talking about.
> 
> Also, naming use cases (and issues and so on) after people
> is counter the goal of group consensus/endorsement/ownership.
> Each of us should feel free to criticize a use case without
> giving any signal of attacking a person whatsoever.

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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