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Re: Observations about facts in genomics

From: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:16:44 +0000
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Jeremy J Carroll <jjc@syapse.com>, Jerven Bolleman <me@jerven.eu>, Graham Klyne <graham.klyne@zoo.ox.ac.uk>, w3c semweb HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87zjxvr037.fsf@zerg32.ncl.ac.uk>


No, they don't. They have a responsibilty to do what they are being paid
to do (or want to achieve for their own purposes) in a rapid and
efficient manner. The point of standards is to make it easier to do this
in the same way as others than to not. People write URLs correctly
because otherwise they don't work, not because they have a
responsibility.




Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> writes:
> All citizens have certain responsibilities if they are going to use a global
> interchange format of any kind, which is to find a way to encode their domain
> in that format in a way that conforms to the published rules of the format. Or
> if that is not possible, then at least to publish the ways in which they are
> failing to conform, and to ensure that readers of their data have adequate
> warning of the ways they are failing to conform, and what the consequences
> are. 
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