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Re: A precedent suggesting a compromise for the SWHCLS IG Best Practices

From: Carole Goble <carole@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 22:35:02 +0100
Message-ID: <44C7E006.20202@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Sean Martin <sjmm@us.ibm.com>
CC: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org

> My feeling is that this suggestion is far more likely to succeed than 
> the second one. The reason for this is that there is no real "center" 
> to the Life Sciences (there are actually many and they don't always 
> get on!) - and consequently there might be significant difficulty in 
> establishing and managing the directory of authorities it would require. 
> There would also likely be resistance by those who don't want to be 
> bothered by any kind of red tape. The existing scheme was chosen in 
> part because it allowed any data provider to establish themselves as 
> an LSID authority for their data simply by creating a single SRV 
> record in their domain server and piggy backing on that. No central 
> registration required, cost of entry free using the domain name you 
> already have. 
This is a significant point and should not be underestimated. We need to 
work in the real world. 

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