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Re: Proposal: Organization dissolutionDate

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:25:28 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaOh8vCcopnaB6Hhv6ax8uN=YY8dU-E9hXYFZZuH0vMUSA@mail.gmail.com>
To: James McKinney <james@opennorth.ca>
Cc: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
"Defunct Organization" is a type in Freebase, but I am not too keen for a
property called "defunctDate"... perhaps there's a generic term like
"defunct" that does not imply a dissolving of an organization ?
 Otherwise... dissolutionDate might be a good enough pick.


On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 9:25 PM, James McKinney <james@opennorth.ca> wrote:

> I propose adding a single property "dissolutionDate" to the Organization
> class.
>
> The Organization class already has a foundingDate property.
>
> Of the words used to describe the end of an organization, "dissolution"
> seems to be the most appropriate in terms of meaning, usage and geographic
> coverage. Other words include "liquidation", "termination" and "cessation".
> Liquidation implies a particular process that not all organizations
> necessarily go through when they end. In most cases, dissolution and
> termination are synonymous. However, in the case of partnerships,
> dissolution may sometimes refer to the date on which the legal entity
> ceases operation, but before it is officially would up and terminated. I
> believe in most cases, users care about the date on which operations end,
> not the date on which all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed on all
> paperwork relating to the dissolution. Cessation may be confused with a
> business temporarily becoming inactive and then resuming activity.
> "Dissolution" seems to be the best term.
>
> Prior work includes vCard 4.0, which has a DEATHDATE property [1], but
> that doesn't fit semantically with organizations, because organizations do
> not "die". There is also the dateOfTermination property defined by [2] and
> [3] below.
>
> Here is the proposal in the wiki:
> http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/dissolutionDate#Usage
>
> James
>
> 1. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6474#section-2.3
> 2. http://d-nb.info/standards/elementset/gnd#dateOfTermination
> 3. http://metadataregistry.org/schemaprop/show/id/852.html
>



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