While this has been an interesting conversation ... it has,
nonetheless, not stayed focused on the subject matter, which I assume,
was the purpose of Steve Ray when started the thread in the hope of
developing the discourse on this year's Ontology Summit theme, which
reads: "OntologySummit2009: Toward Ontology-based Standards." [0, 0a] (02)
For those (who weren't able to participate earlier) who are interested
in the last few year's Ontology Summit theme (all of which were
revisited in this conversation), (03)
2006: the Upper Ontology Summit 
2007: Ontology, Taxonomy, Folksonomy: Understanding the Distinctions 
2008: Toward an Open Ontology Repository  (04)
In particular, anyone who believes in the value and efficacy of an
open ontoplogy repository are encouraged to look over the work of the
(independent, but also incubated here in the Ontolog collaborative
work environment) ongoing "Open Ontology Repository (OOR)" initiative
 (which was actually started before last year's summit) and,
hopefully, join up with those folks in their effort. (05)
 --- http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2009
[0a] - OntologySummit2009 Launch Event -
 --- http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UpperOntologySummit
 --- http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2007
[2a] - http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2007_Communique
 --- http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2008
[3a] - http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OntologySummit2008_Communique
 --- http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OOR (07)
Thanks & regards. =ppy
On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 10:13 PM, Ron Wheeler
> You have proposed using a repository.
> There is one now set up.
> No one has added any actual ontologies since it has been set up.
> The endless discussions continue on but none of the main contributors
> are willing to put a stake in the ground.
> Show me the money!!!
> Start entering some examples of metadata for existing ontologies, on the
> Let us see if we agree on metadata.
> Let us see if we can have a factual discussion about competing
> ontologies that goes past the emotional "I like mine better than
> yours." or worse yet "I think that my criteria for choosing a way to
> chose ontologies will be better than yours."
> If the ideas expressed in this forum are to be any use to humanity
> beyond making the current writer feel better about himself, we have to
> start deciding on some generally held views and get them documented.
> The particular wiki software is not as easy to use as others and I have
> not even looked at polls or surveys yet,
> None the less, it is sufficient for our current needs.
> If we get a lot of content and a lot of contributors and visitors, we
> will be in a good place to ask for funding.
> Ron (09)
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