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Re: WebOnt PR Decision [IMPORTANT - Monday Deadline!]

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 17:08:25 +0100
Message-ID: <3FC62179.20106@cs.vu.nl>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org, Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>

Ibrow votes YES
Guus

Sandro Hawke wrote:

> Our decision on 13 November to request advancement to PR [1] was based
> in part on my suggestion that we could keep making changes to the test
> suite during PR and even after Rec.  This suggestion was probably
> misleading, and I apologize.  During PR, we should only make changes
> based on new information.  After Rec, any changes are handled as
> normative errata [2], requiring review by the members and a director's
> decision recognizing consensus.  What other groups have done (and this
> is what confused me) is make a *non-normative* test suite, not part of
> their recommendation, which they maintain outside the W3C Rec track
> review process.  We are free to do that, of course.
> 
> In light of this, DanC, Guus, and I met (we were unable to reach
> JimH) and hereby ask for a decision via e-mail to approve the output
> of the 20 November meeting [3], recognizing that these will be the
> last changes to the normative test suite except for possible changes
> due to new information during PR and normative errata.
> 
> Specifically, proposed are:
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2003Nov/0084.html
>   From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
>   Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 10:54:51 +0000
>   Subject: proposal to change some datatype tests from APPROVED to EXTRACREDIT
> and 
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2003Nov/0092.html
>   From: Sean Bechhofer <seanb@cs.man.ac.uk>
>   Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 11:08:50 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
>   Subject: Proposal to approve tests
> 
> As part of this, I also propose the Working Group delegate the
> question of whether the PROPOSED tests stay in the document to Jeremy
> and Jos.  (Dan and I lean towards them being removed.)
> 
> PLEASE RESPOND TO THE LIST SAYING YES, NO (and state the nature of
> your objection), OR ABSTAIN by the end of Monday, 1 December.  If
> there is not consensus here, we can work on it at the 4 December
> telecon, but we'll have to postpone the transition meeting
> (tentatively scheduled for 8 December) and subsequent publication (9
> December), because the meeting needs a 7-day lead time.
> 
> Monday, 1 December, is also the deadline for all editors to put their
> pencils down and be done with their drafts.  (Jeremy can assume the
> consensus position will hold; if not, there will be a new, later
> deadline.)  Please leave the working group membership list, the Status
> of this Document section, and the RDF PR references marked with "@@"
> and I'll paste in the final versions.  I'll be looking at the
> following URLs, and I'd like confirmation from the associated people.
> 
> Overview - Deborah?  (Guus had an action item to coordinate this)
> http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/webont/OWLOverview.htm
> 
> Guide - Mike Smith
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/guide-src/Guide.html
> 
> Reference - Guus
> http://www.daml.org/2002/06/webont/owl-ref-proposed
> 
> S&AS - Ian
> http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~horrocks/owl/semantics/
> 
> Test - Jeremy
> http://www.w3.org/2002/03owlt/editors-draft/snapshot
> 
> UC&R - Jeff
> http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~heflin/webont/reqdoc/
> 
> For the curious, the current draft of the Request for PR, from Jim
> with some edits from me, is at [3].
> 
> Thanks for everyone's help -- sorry again for the confusion about test
> maintenence from last meeting.
> 
>      -- sandro
> 
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2003Nov/0064.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2003/06/Process-20030618/tr.html#rec-modify
> [3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2003Nov/0091.html
> [4] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/rqimpr.html
> 

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