[foaf-dev] works relation

Story Henry henry.story at bblfish.net
Fri Feb 5 21:56:29 CET 2010


Well it was a bit less than 2 years ago that we discussed this on this list:

http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-dev/2008-July/009265.html

Henry

On 5 Feb 2010, at 21:49, Story Henry wrote:

> 
> On 5 Feb 2010, at 21:43, Danny Ayers wrote:
>> It is untidy though, but I can't think of a tidy solution - perhaps as
>> another party, treat the ontology as a named graph (an owl:Ontology no
>> less), then make third-party annotations on it? (like you might do on
>> a mailing list :)
>> 
>> Dunno, it just seems broken in principle to take a black/white
>> approach to vocabularies out there - most after all are evolving
>> anyway, bad terms being just a special case of messy data.
> 
> 
> Well all that will happen is that I will say it's a bad ontology to anyone who asks me, and that people should not use it - until some of the feedback given a couple of years ago is taken into account. Or perhaps I could be shown to be wrong. 
> 
> But that is a one page ontology. If we can't be critical at that level anymore then we are just setting ourselves up for being dismissed in most places. 
> 
> We need many of these relationships. Perhaps Ian could just fix some of these and I'd be happy to support it.
> 
> Henry
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