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Re: [ALL] agenda telecon 14 Dec

From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:02:11 -0500
Message-Id: <6A0CB3B8-147F-4763-BA1B-C8177A908CA2@3roundstones.com>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>, Guus Schreiber <guus.schreiber@vu.nl>, RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>

On Dec 19, 2011, at 5:28 PM, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de> wrote:

> On 16 Dec 2011, at 17:45, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>> Nor is it clear that triples in different files or at different places belong to different graphs. In RDF 2004, we can very well believe that there is just one giant graph composed of all triples ever published online.
>> Indeed. Is this a problem? 
> Yes, because almost everything in it is wrong, outdated, contradictory, or irrelevant to my task at hand.

Hmm.  A serious problem that we have in the RDF WG is that many smart people have different perspectives.  We simply must learn to use disagreement as opportunities to discover what the perspectives of others are.  We cannot use those disagreements to become petty or impolite.

I disagree, Richard, that almost everything in Pat's statement represents a view incompatible with the Semantic Web.  It may represent a radically different perspective suitable to Linked Data.  So be it.  However, RDF must serve both interests.

I am also disappointed with the tone of many the recent emails (not just this one).  Please keep your tone civil and your manner professional within WG correspondence. Attempting to see other people's perspectives will help to do that.

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