Re: blank slate

Each charter draft I have seen points at one or more systems as a potential 
starting point for the working group.   The initial ones had ShEx a the 
starting point (at least as far as I can remember - I don't know how to look 
at old drafts).  The last paragraph of Section 3 in recent drafts directs the 
working group to look at several systems as a starting point.  I view this as 
putting some marks on the slate.

However, for you mean a non-blank slate means that the working group's 
solution should start out with a particular thing.  Yes, the last paragraph of 
Section 3 doesn't mandate any solution and leaves this slate blank.


On 08/02/2014 04:57 PM, Sandro Hawke wrote:
> On 08/02/2014 06:11 PM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>> No charter draft that I have seen does start with a blank sheet, so this is
>> somewhat of a moot point.
> Can you clarify this?
> I understand the "blank sheet" term to be about the idea that a WG can either
> start with a "default" (or "starting point"), from which it can decide to
> deviate, or from a "blank sheet", in which case a decision is needed to
> produce anything.
> It was certainly my intent in drafting the last paragraph of the scope section
> in the current version to be describing a blank sheet.   Do you read it (or
> some other part of the charter) to be saying the WG has to start from some
> chosen technology as the default?
>       - Sandro
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