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RE: 'Counting Beyond a Yottabyte'

From: Polleres, Axel <axel.polleres@siemens.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:36:54 +0200
To: "public-rdf-dawg@w3.org" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9DA51FFE5E84464082D7A089342DEEE80138CF11A710@ATVIES9917WMSX.ww300.siemens.net>
After thinking about it for a while, I think it is not necessarily
a good idea to engage in a discussion on the blog:
let's please stick to the official channels, i.e. the comments 
list, i.e. at max. respond per email, wirth cc: to the comments list.

As for gathering facts, let me recollect:

> After all our attempts without being seriously listened by 
> the working group, our only choice was to go for an "unofficial" 
> channel: a scientific conference. But not only that. Since we 
> really wanted to be heard this time, we needed to use a 
> provocative title, and provide a really carefully written paper. 
> Just after publishing a paper in a top conference, and with a 
> provocative title, the group seriously considered our opinion, 
> and actually started a (private) small discussion with us. 

1) It is imprecise that we engaged in a discussion 
only after the paper was published, rather we did so upon 
their public comment [1].

2) Also, we did not react based on the title of 
their paper, but obviously based on the content of the comment/paper. 

3) Further, as far as I can see, we *did* reply to *all* their 
comments. It might be true that responding took us a while, 
but the claim that attempts weren't seriously listened 
to by the working group are IMO not justified.

Apart from that, and leaving aside any negative feelings raised by 
such a way of commenting, as mentioned earlier, it could be a good 
idea to engage in a direct discussion (e.g. invite *all* parties 
interested in the topic to a joint telco where we could hopefully clear 
out misunderstandings once and for all) to avoid further 
unjustified "conspiracy theories" as in the blog post response.

Opinions on that?

Axel

1. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg-comments/2012Jan/0009.html

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Seaborne [mailto:andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com] 
> Sent: Monday, 23 April 2012 10:25 PM
> To: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
> Subject: Re: 'Counting Beyond a Yottabyte'
> 
> On 23/04/12 17:33, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> > There's been a rather challenging response to Axel's blog post.
> >
> http://www.w3.org/blog/SW/2012/04/19/no-more-counting-beyond-a-yottaby
> > te-or-why-the-w3c-process-works/#comment-1662
> >
> > Maybe we can gather the facts before trying to respond gracefully.
> 
> +1
> 
> >
> >     -- Sandro
> 
> 
> 
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