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From "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Incubator reports
Date Wed, 20 Jun 2007 17:07:36 GMT
On 6/19/07, Martijn Dashorst <martijn.dashorst@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 6/19/07, Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> > On 6/19/07, robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com >
> wrote:
> > > 1. should the information be public?
>
> Yes.
>
> > > 2. should the information be machine readable?
>
> > Not at the expense of making it hard for humans to maintain it.  If
> > you can't make sense of the format in 10 seconds or less, then it's
> > unlikely to get much attention.  -- justin


they don't get much attention now even though they are in loosely structured
formats :-/

+1 (though not saying rdf is incomprehensible, haven't looked at it
> much yet, thought the premise warrants support on its own :-)


cost of maintenance is a more complex issue than just format

this information needs to be available in several different formats for
different purposes. free text is the easiest format to understand but is not
necessarily the easiest to maintain. if the price of unstructured text is
maintaining multiple documents then this may be most costly than using a
structured format.

- robert

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