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Re: Sustainable Codes vs Volatile URIs Re: URIs / Ontology for Physical Units and Quantities

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 07 May 2015 15:27:13 -0400
Message-ID: <554BBC91.4030201@openlinksw.com>
To: public-vocabs@w3.org
On 5/7/15 10:44 AM, Thad Guidry wrote:
> Hi Bernand and friends!
>
> This old debate of : Strings versus Things (and how do we make them 
> useful and reconcilable)
>
> It seems that everyone on this thread has agreement:
>
> 1. Codes are useful
> 2. URIs can be volatile, (shit happens), but we want to be able to use 
> them, irregardless, if we want.
> 3. Some folks prefer their Codes adapted in a certain way, to make it 
> easier to program and reconcile against.
> 4. Reconciling processes are sometimes harder for a programmer or 
> developer, if there are less reliable sources floating around that 
> have correctly mapped Codes to our Codes.
>
> What is clear is that SOME of the data, identifier, reconciling 
> sources that are on the web now.... probably could do a better job of 
> alignment.
>
> The only issue that I see that needs to be fixed then... is # 4.  (and 
> that can be fixed through better education and offering to help fix 
> those sources, or don't use them, and use other sources)
>
>
> Thad
> +ThadGuidry <https://www.google.com/+ThadGuidry>
>

Great summary.

Amen!

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