jim.croft at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 20:26:14 CET 2010
Absolutely right Steve and for this reason alone we should not
entertain this idea. TDWG should convey a feeling of clarity and
inviting an opportunity for brand confusion does not help.
As an aside, I don't think naming standards after people or places is
a good move, Darwin Core being a case in point. As far as I know
Darwin made no contribution to biodiversity or collections information
management, the idea was not conceived in Darwin and I've lost count
of the number of times people have tripped up on the assonance with
Dublin Core. It was a bad move at the time but I think we somehow
stuck with it. :)
Jim (who proposed Wallace Core as a working title for an ontology
project, to stick it to that glory seeker Darwin and because the
abbreviation WC: was somehow descriptive of where things were going)
On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, Steve Baskauf
<steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu> wrote:
> Not to throw cold water on a cute idea, but would it be good to
> consider possible confusion/trademark issues with the National Audubon
> Society, which is generically known as "Audubon"?
> Bob Morris wrote:
> Much as I would love to be the convenor of mrmd, I must concede that
> Audubon Core has way more marketability.
> Two issues then arise: 1. An acronym for use in name spaces and
> communication; 2. the need(?) for a word to replace "core" in
> describing the most important terms in the proposed standard, and
> which are the ones we suggest are the minimal set that implementers of
> consuming software should be prepared to handle gracefully. Audubon
> Core Core sounds silly and confusing to me.
> As to 1., I somewhat favor some form of adbn. Or if we must end it in
> "c" and can't tolerate adbnc, then maybe adnc (resp. AdnC).
> As to 2, I have no suggestion
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 9:49 AM, Gregor Hagedorn <g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com> <g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Audubon Core.
> (and the abbreviation could be AC)
> Steven J. Baskauf, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
> Vanderbilt University Dept. of Biological Sciences
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