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delegation definition

From: Luc Moreau <L.Moreau@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 22:04:36 +0100
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To: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>

Today, we decided to replace the term Responsibility by Delegation.
Inspired by suggestions from Tim and Stephan, I drafted a definition:

/Delegation is the assignment of authority to an agent (by itself or by 
another agent) to carry out a specific activity as a delegate or 
representative, while the agent that it represents remains responsible 
for the outcome of the delegated work.

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