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Re: OWL Lite vs OWL DL-Lite

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 16:26:12 -0500
Message-Id: <p05200f3bba770226a0e8@[]>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

At 14:57 -0500 2/17/03, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
>Subject: Re: OWL Lite vs OWL DL-Lite
>Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 14:04:00 -0500
>>  Ian -
>>     It becomes more clear to me with every message that your world view
>>  and mine are so diverse that we will nevereven  be able to
>>  communicate about some of these issues, let along agree. 
>I do not appreciate such messages from the chair of the working group, even
>if they are directed to another member of the working group. 
>I feel that one of your duties as chair is to facilitate communication.  If
>you don't feel capable of communicating with active members of the working
>group then something is seriously wrong.
>Peter F. Patel-Schneider
>Bell Labs Research
>Lucent Technologies

Forgive me for conveying a wrong impression - since I was agreeing 
with what Ian proposed (not to change the status quo) but not with 
his rationale for it, I didn't see a  reason to continue a possibly 
contentious debate.  If the above was somehow taken to be insulting 
or perjorative, I apologize
   Do note, however,  that I was careful not to say Ian was wrong in 
that paragraph -- we have different world views, but even though we 
disagree, we've come to consensus, which is what the WG process is 
all about.  In the words of one of my favorite group of political 
philosophers [1], expressing room for a divergence of opinions and a 
belief that we can all get along even without having to get along at 
all times,  "We're all bozos on this bus"
   Not insane [2],
p.s. Of course, expressing the angst of our times and the need for 
combativeness, they have also said "He's no fun, he fell right over!"

[1] http://firesigntheatre.com
[2] http://home.earthlink.net/~ritter/firesign/firesign.html

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