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Re: Proposal: Organization dissolutionDate

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:28:17 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaMee5S_1H4gFoWJURaxFZvU2a2JEVW+mvRiY6hinpSxtg@mail.gmail.com>
To: James McKinney <james@opennorth.ca>
Cc: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Now that I think about it more... just a simple "endedDate" or "dateEnded"
might be generic enough ?

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com> wrote:

> "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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> -Thad
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