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Chairs' decisions about reopening some issues

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 16:44:27 -0500
Message-Id: <p05200f19ba803c46243c@[]>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

The chairs have discussed the following issues and feel that at this 
time there is no reason to reopen them:

1 - RDF Compatibility -- Jeremy Carroll, in [1] has proposed 
reopening the issue as to what is and is not in OWL Lite -- in 
particular with respect to some RDF constructs that were not 
included.  The decision as to what is in Lite was arrived at over 
time and with great effort to reach consensus, and we do not wish to 
reopen this issue at this time.  (Discussed under issue 5.2, 
resolutions at Bristol f2f [2])

2 - OWL synonyms for RDF/RDFS terms: Sean Bechhofer in [3] asks that 
we consider having Owl: synonums for RDF and RDFS terms (backed up by 
Raphael).  We discussed this at great length in the group (see issue 
5.20 [4]) and determined not to have this be the case and our 
documents have been written to include the appropriate namespaces to 
help make this clear.  As such we do not see a reason to reopen this 

In addition, Guus proposed to reopen the "imports" issue in [5]. 
Based on the telecon of last week (see as yet unapproved minutes at 
[6]) we have decided there is no need to take any new actions on this 
issue and the resolution remains as recorded at [7].

This means that as of this time, we believe the only open issue is 
the one accepted last week (see [6]) entitled "OWL DL Syntax" on 
which we have a subgroup working.

  Jim H and Guus S.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2003Feb/0086.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/ftf4#Lite
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2003Feb/0317.html
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2003Feb/0292.html
[6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2003Feb/0348.html
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