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Re: [dwbp] Suggests additional content for BP1 implementation (#87)

From: Carlos Iglesias <contact@carlosiglesias.es>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:32:54 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAa1XzkMgfxp24GaLbfV0M0ybPkJwxS_-AjM3EX2YBfbc3j8Bg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>
Cc: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>, Public DWBP WG <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Good point Makx,

I think indeed that would be something great to have as further explanation
about possible "extensibility" or "adaptation" mechanisms that I just
briefly introduced in the last paragraph.

On 22 January 2015 at 20:14, Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com> wrote:

> >
> > https://github.com/carlosiglesias/dwbp/commit/31db9f89731419c9567bfd7a
> > 58e62acd478c6ed2
> >
> > It's the latter than has the mention of DCAT-AP. I agree it probably
> > needs citing somewhere, just not in *this* BP.
> >
> OK, I see.
> I have been thinking about what the relevance of something like DCAT-AP
> would be for Best Practices.
> It seems to me that the current BP document supposes an environment with
> individual data publishers that are independent of other data publishers.
> Publishers also don't know or don't need to know what data consumers will
> want to do with their stuff. In such a set-up, recommending that they
> provide as much metadata as possible and preferably using a standard like
> DCAT makes sense.
> Now there are situations that data publishers do have relationships and do
> know what a data consumer wants to do with it. In the case of the group of
> organisations that agreed on the DCAT-AP (
> https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/dcat_application_profile/asset_release/dcat-application-profile-data-portals-europe-final),
> they are part of a network of data portals that wanted to co-operate in
> providing data to an aggregator who builds an index over the combined
> collection. In such a case, it make sense to define, in addition to
> agreeing on the base standard, DCAT, *how* to implement that standard for
> that particular application.
> As the current BP collection does not consider these kinds of co-ordinated
> interoperable networks, I agree that the reference is not relevant, but
> maybe we should think of including something about these kinds of
> environments?
> Makx.


Carlos Iglesias.
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