Re: [dxwg] A mechanism must be available to identify conformance to each inherited profile given conformance to a profile that specialises it (6.1)

DCterms is in the process of becoming an ISO standard, and the DC community has on its agenda to look at the differences in how dct:Standard is defined, to whit:

DCMI Metadata Terms defines the class "Standard" as follows:
    A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be

The draft ISO 15836-2 defines "Standard" as follows:

    document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, that
    provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics
    for activities or their results, aimed at the achievement of the optimum
    degree of order in a given context 
    [Source: ISO/IEC Guide 2:1996]

If DC adopts the ISO definition, then the definition may or may not be applicable to all profiles. 

I personally feel that the ISO definition is both over strict and at the same time lacks the key element of community and a commitment to maintenance. But I don't know which way things will go.

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