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RE: Terminology: Meeting or Sitting ?

From: Dr Andy Williamson <andy@andywilliamson.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:57:26 +0100
To: "'James McKinney'" <james@opennorth.ca>
Cc: <public-opengov@w3.org>
Message-ID: <052001cfaa7c$a0f98f10$e2ecad30$@andywilliamson.com>
Hi James

I replied on GitHub so just for consistency:

In the Westminster sense, I think there's a distinct order and rule here: 

Parliamentary [CHAMBER] is in [SESSION] which has [SITTINGS] that can be
[PLENARY] or [COMMITTEE] (and probably [OTHER]!)


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-----Original Message-----
From: James McKinney [mailto:james@opennorth.ca] 
Sent: 28 July 2014 16:40
To: Andreas Kuckartz
Cc: public-opengov@w3.org
Subject: Re: Terminology: Meeting or Sitting ?

Hi Andreas,

I replied in your issue: https://github.com/OpenGovLD/specs/issues/60 copied

I believe parliaments based on Westminster use "sitting" to mean "meeting".
Meeting is the more general term and would be applicable in more contexts.
Since there is no substantive difference between the two - as far as I know
- I would prefer the more generic term.


On Jul 28, 2014, at 8:03 AM, Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de> wrote:

> A question regarding terminology:
> Should a class (in an ontology) for parliamentary or committee 
> meetings / sittings better called Meeting or Sitting ? (Or anything 
> else ?)
> https://github.com/OpenGovLD/specs/issues/60
> Cheers,
> Andreas
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