Re: FPIs to URNs

> From: Ron Daniel <rdaniel@acl.lanl.gov>
> Thus spoke Paul Grosso (at least at 10:26 AM 12/4/96 CST)
> > From: Ron Daniel <rdaniel@acl.lanl.gov>
> >While it has not been discussed and is therefore not out of the
> >question, I suspect SGML Open would have resource problems and
> >perhaps jurisdiction problems doing this.  Since the GCA is in
> >line to be endorsed as the Owner Identifier Registrar, they may
> >be a more obvious choice.
> One of the things I wanted to achieve was being able to deal with
> *unregistered* FPI owners. (This would be subject to caveats, of
> course, but there are a lot of unregistered owners out there that have
> a lot of good stuff it would be nice to be able to get to).
> . . .

I did not mean to suggest that any such central catalog(s) would
be for registered FPIs only.  I only meant that GCA crosses my mind
as a possible host for an FPI resolution catalog because they appear
to be taking on some vaguely related tasks such as owner id registration.