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From: Rex Brooks <rexb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 05:53:39 -0700
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I second this motion.    (01)

Rex Brooks    (02)

At 4:02 AM -0700 7/7/06, Peter P. Yim wrote:
>Those who have been attending our planning meetings will recall that 
>we have had the item: "NCOR relationship" listed as "pending" for 
>months now.
>I am pleased to report that we (through exchanges between myself, 
>Barry Smith and Mark Musen) are making very good progress lately, 
>and are poised to establish a Two-Way Partnership Relationship 
>between Ontolog and NCOR (once we get all the formalities out of the 
>way). On our part, what needs to be done is that we put forth a 
>motion, and get that adopted by this community.
>Terms of Reference:
>According to the NCOR Statutes, they are expecting NCOR partners to 
>be: "institutions and research groups in academia, industry and 
>government (that) have a proven track record of excellence in 
>ontological research or in the application of ontology to the 
>solving of concrete problems. In addition they should be committed 
>to NCOR's primary goal of raising the quality of ontological 
>research and development through development and testing of 
>objective measures of quality.
>NCOR partner will also have obligations:
>   o  to contribute to NCOR's broader goals of coordination and 
>evaluation of ontology research;
>   o  to help steer NCOR's work in a direction that makes sense for 
>their respective constituency;
>   o  to help publicize NCOR's goals in their respective constituency;
>   o  to inform the Executive Committee about funding opportunities, and
>   o  to provide real problems which can be used to test ontologies 
>developed by other NCOR partners."
>I believe Ontolog qualifies.
>Additionally, I reckon that we (Ontolog) will readily accept as 
>'partner' any organization that shares our vision and mission as 
>stated in the Ontolog's Charter (ref: 
>http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WikiHomePage#nidB) and is 
>willing to join us in advancing that mission. In the case of NCOR, I 
>trust that a two-way Partnership between our two organizations (NCOR 
>and Ontolog) will potentially bring about synergies that will 
>benefit practitioners and users of ontologies or ontology-related 
>I, therefore, move:
>"That the Ontolog community offer NCOR to be an 'Ontolog Partner' 
>and to accept to be an 'NCOR Partner' if so offered."
>Due Process:
>(a) I need an active Ontolog member to second the motion.
>(b) For the next 7 calendar days, we'll open this up for discussion 
>(via this virtual forum), suggestions or amendments.
>(c) After that we'll re-state the (possibly updated) motion and put 
>it to the vote. The ballot shall be open for 7 calendar days (during 
>which active members will vote by e-mail.) We may adopt this 
>summarily if there are no objections. (precedence ref: 
>If we are lucky, we may be able to adopt this in time to allow us to 
>announce this during the upcoming Ontolog Face-to-Face Meeting which 
>commences on 23-Jul-2006. As such, your prompt response are 
>solicited and appreciated.
>Feel free to post any question you may have on the matter.
>Thanks & regards.  =ppy
>Peter P. Yim
>Co-convener, Ontolog
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