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RE: offeredBy to supersede vendor, merchant, provider, seller, …?

From: Jason Johnson (BING) <jasjoh@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:19:32 +0000
To: "kcoyle@kcoyle.net" <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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The in the existing (to be fixed) world, the intent of the 'sub-contractor' part was to address confusion in scenarios like airline flights where you have both the airline you purchase the tickets through and the airline that actual operators the flight.  For example, a 'provider' like (United Airlines) might subcontract out the service to a 'carrier' like (American West).

My assumption is that Vicki plans to use this description for the new 'serviceProvider' property and update the description for 'provider' to more closely represent its intended use within the CreativeWork domain.

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Coyle [mailto:kcoyle@kcoyle.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:52 AM
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
Subject: Re: offeredBy to supersede vendor, merchant, provider, seller, …?

Ok, then in that case I would suggest that we drop that sentence, unless someone can explain further what it means in terms of the data entry.

kc

On 6/17/14, 1:39 PM, Wallis,Richard wrote:
> I was just taking and tweaking a bit the current description of
> provider: “The person or organization providing the service, 
> reservation, or creative work. The provider may subcontract out the 
> service.”
>
> ~Richard
>
> On 17 Jun 2014, at 20:46, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net 
> <mailto:kcoyle@kcoyle.net>> wrote:
>
>> Richard, can you explain what the 'subcontract' bit is about? Are you 
>> saying that one should encode the provider, not the subcontractor?
>>
>> My gut feeling is that knowing who has subcontracted to whom may be a 
>> bridge too far, so maybe provider should just be... who you wish to 
>> call the provider.
>>
>> kc
>>
>> On 6/17/14, 10:42 AM, Wallis,Richard wrote:
>>> Maybe “The person or organization providing the service, item, 
>>> product, reservation, or creative work. The provider may subcontract 
>>> out the supply of such.” - would be fractionally better.
>>>
>>> ~Richard
>>>
>>> On 17 Jun 2014, at 18:40, Wallis,Richard <Richard.Wallis@oclc.org 
>>> <mailto:Richard.Wallis@oclc.org> <mailto:Richard.Wallis@oclc.org>> 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Building on your suggestions, I would be tempted to change the 
>>>> description of ‘provider' to “The person or organization providing 
>>>> the service, item, reservation, or creative work. The provider may 
>>>> subcontract out the supply of such.”,
>>>
>>
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