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

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:50:19 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaMSKCK1HG8eb6iEua2gGKkQL5QA2Z4YkZQbop93dqM0PQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Vicki Tardif Holland <vtardif@google.com>
Cc: Simon Spero <sesuncedu@gmail.com>, PublicVocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>, Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cape Air could also be a provider as well... they "provide the flight" ..
for the cost of a ticket offeredBy a vendor American Airlines.  Would that
be true, Vicki ?

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On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Vicki Tardif Holland <vtardif@google.com>

> To get back to Chaals's original message, I have seen cases where authors
> have used the "vendor" or "merchant" property on an Offer when the author
> really meant "seller". It would be nice to deprecate "vendor" and
> "merchant" in favor of "seller" across the board.
> The sticking point seems to be what to do about "provider". We would like
> to be able to be able to distinguish the operator of the flight (e.g. a
> regional airline like Cape Air) from the airline providing my ticket (e.g.
> American Airlines).
> It sounds like "offeredBy" in place of "provider" would be too confusing.
> Unfortunately, I am at a loss for another term for "provider" that is
> distinct from "operator". Do people have suggestions for "provider"?
> - Vicki
> Vicki Tardif Holland | Ontologist | vtardif@google.com
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