Subject: [LC response] To Mark Montgomery
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on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.
Unfortunately we don't have the resources within the Working Group to produce the kind of material you describe. Hopefully this gap will be filled by third parties such as Kyield.
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Just wanted to drop in, say hello, and thanks for continuing to push OWL forward. Have just reviewed the wiki and reflecting back more than a dozen years to when many of us were struggling with basic tags in order to imbed some intelligence into the web, often frustrated spending far more time on compatibility issues, which was taking value from me personally while preventing the delivery of higher value to others. The only comment I would make is on communications. The wiki format is a good one, but still not they type of communications format found or understood in the fickle executive suite. Back when I was fully engaged in venture capital while moving Kyield forward, the two worlds and cultures (CS and finance) so radically different that I actually divided the days, finding that if I attempted to work on both the same day, both would suffer. While I suppose one could argue that it's the job of vendors and end users to communicate internally and externally, I'm still not wondering if a white paper format restricted to standards wouldn't be helpful in explaining to business morons why this work is so relevant. We've attempted to tone down the sales effort in our small contribution to that effort and have been very pleasantly surprised (shocked is a better word), particularly with the Unleash the innovation within piece. Beyond that I will attempt to digest the possibilities for adoption from my perch.