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

From: kcoyle via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 09:47:37 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-391288498-1527068855-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
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
    evaluated.

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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