> [JS] We don't have consensus on 'how' to get to this
> ontology. This summit should explore the alternate
> approaches and which ones each participant is in a
> position (and willing) to pursue. (01)
[ppy] we don't yet, but we want to do better than that ... the
hope is, (02)
(a) the we can bring all the key custodians together (which we
are achieving), (03)
(b) reach some sort of consensus from the key UO custodians, with
the support of the invited key participants, through this
UOS-convene discussion (which we are doing), and (04)
(c) announce that consensus to the public with a message that is
convincing enough that the vision of a common upper ontology is
no longer 'just talks', and is something the world should pay
attention to (I assume we are crafting that message, in parallel,
here too.) (05)
Agree it's going to be a challenge ... but I hope we ALL
recognize that this is meaningful, important, beneficial (to the
world, as well as us), and the timing is right! (06)
Schoening, James R C-E LCMC CIO/G6 wrote:
> How's this sound for a statement supporters could endorse?
> "A common upper ontology is essential for achieving affordable and
>scalable semantic interoperability. Summit participants will explore
>alternative approaches to developing or establishing this common upper
> The first line is a quote from Steve Ray's draft communique.
> We don't have consensus on 'how' to get to this ontology. This summit
>should explore the alternate approaches and which ones each participant is in
>a position (and willing) to pursue.
> Jim Schoening (08)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: uos-convene-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:uos-convene-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of West, Matthew R
> Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 6:43 AM
> To: Upper Ontology Summit convention
> Subject: RE: [uos-convene] Endorsements
> Dear Colleagues,
> Well I know I can support that since Shell and EPISTLE have been doing that
>for some time now.
> Matthew West
> Reference Data Architecture and Standards Manager Shell International
>Petroleum Company Limited Shell Centre, London SE1 7NA, United Kingdom
> Tel: +44 20 7934 4490 Mobile: +44 7796 336538
> Email: matthew.west@xxxxxxxxx
> http://www.matthew-west.org.uk/ (09)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: uos-convene-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:uos-convene-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Uschold,
>> Michael F
>> Sent: 28 February 2006 03:00
>> To: Upper Ontology Summit convention
>> Subject: [uos-convene] Endorsements
>> Organizations are being asked to endorse an UO effort.
>> This needs to be precise, if I can possibly get Boeing to sign off.
>> Here is proposed text that might be workable:
>> "We believe that efforts to standardize upper ontologies is valuable."
>> If we want to say much more, we should have a concise statement of our
>> objective(s) that define the effort that organizations are endorsing.
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