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Re: offeredBy to supersede vendor, merchant, provider, seller, ?

From: <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 19:09:41 +0200
Cc: Simon Spero <sesuncedu@gmail.com>, W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <456B64E6-6310-4C3B-A37F-38C0916F26A3@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
The definition of gr:Offering/offer being different from the formal notion of binding offers in most legislations was a design decision in GoodRelations, because offers in most Web shops are not offers in the legal sense, and it was important to have a wording in place that does not turn them into legally binding offers. I agree that the wording can be improved. I will handle that in the next GR service release.

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On 03 Jun 2014, at 15:48, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com> wrote:

> Why do folks write like that ?  ... splitting the concept of "public announcement" ... no wonder search engines have such a tough time. :)
> "An offering represents the public, not necessarily binding, not necessarily exclusive, announcement by a gr:BusinessEntity to provide (or seek) a certain gr:BusinessFunction for 
> -- 
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