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Re: [oor-forum] Defining "Ontology Repository" (maybe "OntologyRegistry"

To: "John Graybeal" <graybeal@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: OpenOntologyRepository-discussion <oor-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Peter Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 09:08:23 -0800
Message-id: <af8f58ac0802070908u35043e91kafbf9bb5b1153ef4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Feb 7, 2008 8:48 AM, John Graybeal <graybeal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Peter,
> One of the places I get stuck (before doing your first two action items 
>below) is figuring out how we are differentiated from the XMDR project, as 
>highlighted by Leo (5 Feb 2008 10:30:11 -0500).  Can you provide information 
>or elicit a discussion of this?
> Is it simply that we are a repository as opposed to simply a registry? (uh oh 
>:->)  The XMDR page is a little confusing about whether they are providing 
>repository functions, I think not except in specific cases....    (01)

[ppy]  I want to find out too ... probably from the OOR team here and
the OntologySummit2008 discourse.    (02)

> Also, did you mean for the link under action item 2 to be the same as that 
>under 1?
> john    (03)

[ppy]  Good catch ... I meant
http://ontolog.cim3.net/forum/oor-forum/2008-01/msg00041.html    (04)

Regards.  =ppy
--    (05)

> At 7:58 AM -0800 2/7/08, Peter Yim wrote:
> >ALL,
> >
> >
> >Thanks to all who voted.
> >
> >We have successfully adopted (A) as the definition of "ontology
> >repository" for the OOR initiative:
> >
> >    "An ontology repository is a facility where ontologies and related
> >information artifacts can be stored, retrieved and managed."
> >
> >After 85 email exchanges, I think as a team, we are much clearer on
> >where this group stands in terms of a definition for "ontology
> >repository." While we had 12 votes for (A), 2 for (B) and 2
> >abstentions (and even 2 people unsubscribing from the list during the
> >process, whether or not that is related), the consensus is that the
> >above is "good enough" a working definition for this team to move on
> >(to do more serious things, like accomplishing our mission), and we
> >could always come back and revisit this later, if need be.
> >
> >While the process was a bit tedious, I think it brought out some of
> >the best in us as a team -- the collective passion, knowledge,
> >civility, collaborative-attitude, etc. ... those were just astounding.
> >I think this *really* bodes well for the team and the mission ahead of
> >us.
> >
> >Now that we have put this exercise behind us, let us go ahead and do
> >some *real* work. In particular:
> >
> >1. we are still looking for people to tell us what they can/will bring
> >to the table on this initiative. Please enter them into the wiki page
> >at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OOR/ActiveMemberContribution
> >
> >2. Besides studying some very well thought through inputs (say, from
> >Farrukh, Leo, etc.), we still need your input into a few key areas -
> >see: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?OOR/ActiveMemberContribution
> >
> >3. do note that our next call is scheduled for Wed 2008.02.13 - 1.5
> >Hr. starting at: 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 21:00 GMT/UTC. Please mark your
> >calendars now and refer to details at the wiki session page (closer to
> >the time) at: 
> >( ... I am still waiting for RSVP's)
> >
> >4. The OntologySummit2008 Launch Event is coming up in about an
> >hour-and-a-half (from now). Since it was this team that originally
> >proposed the main theme for this year's Summit, I hope everyone can be
> >there at the Launch and voice how they want the Summit to proceed. See
> >you there shortly!
> >Details at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2008_02_07
> >
> >Thanks & regards.  =ppy
> >--
> --
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>    (06)

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