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Re: Call for comments on open questions about the audience for the DWBP doc

From: Bernadette Farias Lóscio <bfl@cin.ufpe.br>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:50:29 -0300
Message-ID: <CANx1Pzz3F4F+UEhEyNQFvRRjHS54qK8HpGUTsXrWkjNoGd+16Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>
Cc: "public-dwbp-wg@w3.org" <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Hi all,

I'm doing the updates on the document and I'd like to know your opinion
about the text for the Audience section.

After our last meeting, we got an agreement that the doc may have a primary
and a secondary audience.However, I'm not sure if it is necessary to say
this explicitly on the text.

The current text is:
This document provides guidance to those who publish data on the Web, as
well as those who consume data on the Web. These best practices have been
written to meet the needs of many different audiences from developers and
information management staff to scientists interested in sharing and
reusing research data on the Web. Every attempt has been made to make the
document as readable and usable as possible while still retaining the
accuracy and clarity needed in a technical specification.

I propose to change the first sentence to:
This document provides best practices to those who publish data on the Web.

What do you think?

Thanks!
Bernadette



2014-12-19 11:29 GMT-03:00 Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>:

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> Bernadette,
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> Ø  I am still not convinced that the DWBP document is not interesting for
> re-users (already using the terminology presented by Makx) even if the
> scope is just BP for data publishers. If re-users will manipulate the data,
> don't you think that it will be good if they have some knowledge about the
> best practices used to create and publish the data?
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> So let’s try to define ‘audience’. I think the ‘audience’ for the BP
> document is the group of people that we want to act on the best practice.
> In the BP document, we’re trying to tell data publishers to do things in a
> certain way.
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> This does not say that we’re not allowing anyone else, especially the data
> consumers; to read the document, but we’re not telling them to do anything
> themselves.
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> What will happen is that when data consumers read the document, they might
> note that a particular publisher does not follow best practice as described
> in the BP document. If that happens, they could contact the publisher and
> complain.
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> This is similar to the European Union’s Directive on the re-use of public
> sector information. That Directive tells public sector bodies what they
> MUST and MUST NOT do. Anyone who wants to re-use information can read the
> Directive and the national law that implements it and then complain if a
> particular public sector body does not adhere to the principles laid down
> in the Directive.
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> Makx.
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Bernadette Farias Lóscio
Centro de Informática
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE, Brazil
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