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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] intro & IBIS namespace

Hi Danny,    (01)

No, the IBIS terms are not registered or copyrighted at all.  It's public 
property, so have at it.    (02)

Note that there are actually two sets of IBIS terms around.  Horst Rittel's 
original terminology (as described in the seminal paper available at 
<http://www-iurd.ced.berkeley.edu/pub/abstract_wp131.htm>) was "issue", 
"position", and "argument" for the basic three elements.    (03)

The original version of QuestMap (called "CM/1") used those terms, but we 
switched to "questions", "ideas", "pros", and "cons" around 1993 because 
they were a bit clearer and more intuitive (and they suggested better icons!).    (04)

Jeff    (05)

At 07:42 PM 10/22/2002 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi folks,
>I'm new to the list, though browsing the archives I noticed a few familiar
>names ;-)
>Introduction :
>My name is Danny and I'm interested in OHS-related stuff, particularly the
>Semantic Web (through RDF glasses). In recent years I've mostly been working
>as a freelance tech writer, but recently I decided to have a crack at
>actually *doing* something for a change - writing what will essentially be
>an RDF-backed mindmapping tool (link below). I live in the Garfagnana
>Valley, northern Italy.
>IBIS namespace :
>Right, I was wondering if the IBIS/gIBIS terms (pros,
>cons/supports,objects-to etc) were 'registered' in a namespace at all. I've
>noticed here and there the use of the IBIS: prefix, but I couldn't find a
>ref. I'm wanting to use the terms in an RDF vocabulary, and would rather use
>an existing ns if possible. (I'm only a little way through Jack's book, but
>I think that a PSI set would be equivalent).
>Danny Ayers
>Idea maps for the Semantic Web
><stuff> http://www.isacat.net </stuff>
>Semantic Web Log :
>http://www.citnames.com/blog    (06)

Dr. Jeff Conklin             <mailto:jeff@cognexus.org>
CogNexus Institute ... Collaborative Display, Collective Intelligence
http://cognexus.org          Phone: 410-798-4495  Fax: 410-798-0806
304 Arbutus Dr., Edgewater, MD 21037    USA    (07)