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Re: webschema-ISSUE-17 (Labo[u]r Union missing): schema.org has NGO, EducationalOrganization, SportsTeam, GovernmentOrganization but not Labo[ur] Union [Feedback on Schema.org]

From: Aaron Bradley <aaranged@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 13:18:07 -0700 (PDT)
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To: Web Schemas TF <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Since we're revisiting the Organization types I would definitely advocate adding to this:
ProfessionalOrganization

E.g.
College of Physician and SurgeonsInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
... and thousands of others.

I don't know if there's a way of specifying an advocacy group, exactly.

E.g.:
Sierra Club
Greenpeace
James Randi Educational Foundation
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


Those directly above may be covered under "NGO" or not - but I think it would be a stretch to call IEEE or the National Restaurant Association an "NGO," as it typically refers to those engaged in charitable or (political or social) advocacy work.

The problem with NGO is, as Wikipedia [1] says, is that "NGOs are difficult to define and classify, and the term 'NGO' is not used consistently."  By strict definition, of course, all of the more specific types *except* Corporation are NGOs, so I think greater granularity about these types of organizations makes sense.


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-governmental_organization


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>Subject: webschema-ISSUE-17 (Labo[u]r Union missing): schema.org has NGO, EducationalOrganization, SportsTeam, GovernmentOrganization but not Labo[ur] Union [Feedback on Schema.org]
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>webschema-ISSUE-17 (Labo[u]r Union missing): schema.org has NGO, EducationalOrganization, SportsTeam, GovernmentOrganization but not Labo[ur] Union [Feedback on Schema.org]
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>http://www.w3.org/2011/webschema/track/issues/17
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>Raised by: Dan Brickley
>On product: Feedback on Schema.org
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>http://schema.org/Organization has various subtypes including Corporation etc, but doesn't cover Labo[u]r Union.
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>Raised by Kendall Clark, https://twitter.com/kendall/status/210422142620286976
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>The schema has the following subtypes currently:  Corporation, EducationalOrganization, GovernmentOrganization, LocalBusiness, NGO, PerformingGroup, SportsTeam
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>The British English variant of this concept is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_union
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>Generally Schema.org uses US English, but if a more neutral term / spelling is available, that helps.
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