[tdwg-tag] SourceForge LSID project websites broken - role for TDWG?

Gregor Hagedorn g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 14:15:59 CET 2009

I agree with Roger about the technical side. LSIDs are largely for
insiders with good IT support, preferably building their software
themselves. In a way, there is a social business model associated with
LSIDs: keep it a small and thus perhaps better manageable community.
However this comes at the cost of excluding many initiatives,
especially those relying on unmodified or only slightly modified
standard software.

>>>From biologists-social standpoint I would argue that:


is far harder than this:


which, socially, and for people who might want to cite identifiers in
paper or PDF form, is harder than this:


I just try argue to speak to the communities outside of the inner
technological circle, rather than saving a few characters.

These people may also be the managers, making it clear that this class
of URLs need to be managed over longer time periods.


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