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Re: Further analysis on straw poll results

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 17:18:23 -0400
Message-ID: <3DA5EE9F.1080402@mitre.org>
To: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>


Can you go over how you did your analysis (and in particular how you did 
your summary figures)?  For one thing, in your revised summary that 
included Dave Beckett's response, you showed:

            B          C          D          F

1st        **         ****       *          ****
2nd        ****       ***        ***        *
3rd        *          *          ****       ***
4th        *          *
Unn        **         *          **         **

But your analysis, after removing all but C and F, has only 3 people 
preferring F.  Where did the fourth one shown for F in the "1st" row 
above go?


Brian McBride wrote:

> I've sent this as a separate message so as not to confuse analysis with 
> the facts.
> As I said last week, our goal is to get down to one option that at least 
> a two thirds majority of the WG will support.  We need therefore to 
> eliminate 3 of the options.
> I did a thought experiment as follows:
>   o Drop option D: it was designed to try to support some of the needs 
> of the folks supporting F, but hasn't really succeeded.  I understand HP 
> are happy for it to be withdrawn.
>   o Drop option B:  primarily on the grounds that I got strong feedback 
> from webont that it was inadequate for their needs (they need to 
> represent datatype values) which may well lead to last call feedback.
> Then, doing the same analysis as before, but with just C and F options 
> remaining:
>       Prefer       Unnacceptable
> C     *******      *
> F     ***          ***
> These figures do not include Graham, who responded but did not 
> distinguish between C and F,  nor do they include Pat Hayes or SteveP 
> who have not yet responded.
> On this basis it looks as though we are most likely to build strongest 
> support and least dissent around option C and I am proposing that this 
> is the option we pursue.  In doing so I'm aware that we can update the 
> specs to reflect decision C faster than we can decision F, and since we 
> are likely to have dissent either way, this is the fastest way to get 
> the issue reviewed outside the WG.
> I urge folks to examine the latest information we have, lest it affect 
> their judgement of the issue:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments/2002OctDec/0004.html
>    http://www.mindswap.org/~mhgrove/RIC/RIC.shtml
> and be prepared to select an option at tomorrow's telecon.
> Brian

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