|Subject:||[icom] Agreement on a model?|
|From:||Patrick Durusau (patr...@durusau.net)|
|Date:||Oct 29, 2009 6:06:23 am|
Apologies but it seems to me that there isn't a common understanding of what it would mean to "agree on a model" in the TC.
As Deirdre said yesterday, we can agree on the necessary components without necessarily agreeing on how to model those components. (Deirdre, correct me if I am incorrect in saying that, but that was my impression.)
Eric, on the other hand, I think wants agreement not only on the components but also on the modeling of those components as shown at: http://wiki.oasis-open.org/icom/Categorisation
But, Eric says that is a starting point for further work.
1) It isn't clear to me if we "approve" a model, what does it mean as "a starting point for further work?" Does that mean that we cannot change the components or modeling that we approved but can add things to it?
2) If "approving a model" does not fix certain aspects of the model, then why ask the TC to "approve" the model?
3) If the purpose of the model is to have a uniform "measure" that can be put up against use cases to see if we are capturing everything in the model that is needed, that hardly requires a vote of the TC to "approve" the model. We simply agree this is the model to use for discussions until at some point we decide that we need to add or subtract from it and then we will have a new "measure" to use in our discussions.
BTW, Eric's point that in OO you have to have a framework into which to place parts of the model is true but the framework should not be beyond discussion. After all, what we are discussing *is* a framework.
Granted we all discuss components with some vague framework in mind and having a model helps focus our discussion by making the framework explicit, but that should not be seen as placing the model beyond discussion.
Hope everyone is having a great day!
-- Patrick Durusau patr...@durusau.net Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34 Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps) Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300 Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)
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