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RE: should earl:Software be a subclass of foaf:Agent?

From: Carlos Iglesias <carlos.iglesias@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 13:25:31 +0200
Message-ID: <09700B613C4DD84FA9F2FEA521882819015C3798@ayalga.fundacionctic.org>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>, "Shadi Abou-Zahra" <shadi@w3.org>, <public-wai-ert@w3.org>



> > The Software class is designed to be generic and 
> stand-alone. For this 
> > reason it is not a subclass of the (currently not stable) 
> FOAF Agent 
> > class. However, there is a slight benefit of making it such 
> a subclass 
> > so that all SingleAssertor instances would effectively be 
> Agent types 
> > (and thus reusable in FOAF applications).
> >
> > How much of a benefit is it, versus how much stability 
> impact is there?
> 
> I don't see a stability problem in practice. The question is 
> whether out use of e:Software is always a f:Agent. I am not 
> sure, at this stage.
> 

Agree with Chaals on this, as I think it's related with the previous concerns I raised about it (all the "philosophical" discussion in the past).

Regards,
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