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Re: Drop 'formal semantics' from the deliverable list

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 12:18:41 +0000
To: Renato Iannella <renato@knowledgeflux.com>, "public-ole-comment@w3.org" <public-ole-comment@w3.org>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Axel Polleres <axel.polleres@wu.ac.at>
Message-ID: <56700521.30600@w3.org>
The only way to reconcile the comments on this point is to plan for a 
NOTE of the semantics. I'll make that change.

The original request came from Axel [1]

Phil.

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https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ole-comment/2015Oct/0000.html

On 08/12/2015 10:48, Renato Iannella wrote:
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> On 7 Dec 2015, at 7:58 PM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org<mailto:ivan@w3.org>> wrote:
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> The current text in the list of deliverables includes:
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>> A technology-neutral permissions and obligations information model with formal semantics
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> This may be dangerous as part of an official deliverable text. The term “formal semantics” is, in many respect, a very loaded term and may mean the development of some sort of a mathematical model to express the model which can become very complex and difficult to understand. Consider, for example, the [prov formal semantics document](http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/NOTE-prov-sem-20130430/). I do not think we should put this into a "required" list of deliverables.
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> Agree. I think we drop the word “formal” from the title.
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> If there is a need from the WG participants for a “formal” model, then that can become a WG NOTE.
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> Renato Iannella
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