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Re: Comments on SKOS namespace change question

From: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 10:22:36 +0100
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Cc: SWD Working SWD <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>

Dear Tim,

Thanks again for your comments which have been raised as ISSUE-153.  
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We hope to respond by Friday 10th October.

Kind regards,

Sean Bechhofer

On 30 Sep 2008, at 20:52, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

> Reading http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-reference-20080829/ ,
> I sympathize very much with the people who want to keep the  
> namespace the same.
>  We're trying to get critical mass and cutting some of the data off  
> and letting it float away by itself it is costly. I don't generate  
> skos myself, but I have come across it.
> Some people think it's important. I strongly suggest giving new  
> names (within the same namespace)  to the five things which have  
> changed, especially if they're rather obscure.
> You have of course to evaluate the damage if you were to just make  
> an erratum to skos 2005.
> Did you in 2005 make a say about the change rules for skos 2005
> I suggest to use new names and not change the namespace.
> Tim

Sean Bechhofer
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
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