[rdfweb-dev] foaf:publications and greater specificity

Earle Martin rdf at downlode.org
Fri Aug 15 16:19:58 UTC 2003

A late reply... congratulations on getting out the new spec.

On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 07:45:49AM -0400, Dan Brickley wrote:
> attempting to draw a distinction here wouldn't gain us much beyond a
> headache.

Fair enough, I just wanted to be clear on my understanding of it. 

> > That said, I'd quite like to see something like, maybe, foaf:authored and
> > foaf:coauthored to indicate singular or joint authorship...
> We have foaf:maker as a relationship between something and a thing that 
> made it; perhaps we should be clearer that this is not an
> InverseFunctionalProperty, ie. a thing may have more than one maker. 

Right. I hadn't got around to reading UsingDublinCoreCreator, but I follow
> Re co-authored, we could define a foaf:collaborator relationship as
> holding between any two distinct individuals that had both foaf:made 
> the same thing.

I think that's a good idea; collaborator is more general than coauthor, and
there are plenty of things in my FOAF file that I'd like to be able to
indicate shared participation in (projects, documents, websites, etc.).

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