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Re: Re: Redefining the RDF abbreviation for more accessibility

From: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:15:56 -0400
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, public-rdf-comments <public-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120728141554.GA5030@w3.org>
* Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com> [2012-07-25 16:36-0400]
> I vote for Reality Disruption Field.  :-)
> 
> I vote against anything that includes data, big or little.

since it seems to give us all reason to debate things we essentially agree upon:
Reality Debate Facilitator


There were similar discussions about what to do with the acronym for Simple Object Access Protocol. The ended up saying that "SOAP" was just a name, not an acronym for anything 

> peter
> 
> On 07/25/2012 04:28 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >On 25 Jul 2012, at 20:44, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:
> >
> >>To help the general public better understand RDF, how about renaming the
> >>long form to something like one of the following:
> >>
> >>  RDF: Reusable Data Framework
> >>  RDF: Reusable Data Format
> >>
> >>(Or maybe someone else will come up with a better one.)
> >>
> >>If this is done, I suggest *also* retaining the existing "Resource
> >>Description Framework" name in the title to avoid confusion, such as:
> >>
> >>  RDF: Reusable Data Framework (a/k/a Resource Description Framework)
> >My initial gut reaction was 'oh god, no....', just w.r.t. Introducing more confusion, ambiguity, and obsoleting ever book written on the topic.
> >
> >But then, ... somehow it is tempting. I was similarly tempted to recycle 'URL' a while back. I like 're-usable' (or 're-cycled'); and 'resource' always was an awkward word. Even if we don't do this officially this could come in useful as an informal slogan for what RDF is all about.
> >
> >See also 'reality distortion field...'
> >
> >Dan
> >
> >
> >>With RDF 1.1, this might be a good opportunity for such a renaming.
> >>
> >>
> >>-- 
> >>David Booth, Ph.D.
> >>http://dbooth.org/
> >>
> >>Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily
> >>reflect those of his employer.
> >>
> >>
> 
> 
> 

-- 
-ericP
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