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Re: Sustainable Codes vs Volatile URIs Re: URIs / Ontology for Physical Units and Quantities

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 09:44:48 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaOHXbuFrkewEQ+WgZRkRoz7X0DpkpzeWB=v8_ZqkDLtvg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wes Turner <wes.turner@gmail.com>
Cc: Peter Krauss <ppkrauss@gmail.com>, W3C Vocabularies <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Hi Bernand and friends!

This old debate of : Strings versus Things (and how do we make them useful
and reconcilable)

It seems that everyone on this thread has agreement:

1. Codes are useful
2. URIs can be volatile, (shit happens), but we want to be able to use
them, irregardless, if we want.
3. Some folks prefer their Codes adapted in a certain way, to make it
easier to program and reconcile against.
4. Reconciling processes are sometimes harder for a programmer or
developer, if there are less reliable sources floating around that have
correctly mapped Codes to our Codes.

What is clear is that SOME of the data, identifier, reconciling sources
that are on the web now.... probably could do a better job of alignment.

The only issue that I see that needs to be fixed then... is # 4.  (and that
can be fixed through better education and offering to help fix those
sources, or don't use them, and use other sources)

+ThadGuidry <https://www.google.com/+ThadGuidry>
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