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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Profiles. Attempting a definition.

Shawn <sgrover@open2space.com> wrote on 06/17/2008 08:53:56 PM:

> Dave Pawson wrote:
> > src->
> > an application profile is a set of metadata elements, policies, and
> > guidelines defined for a particular application.
> >
> > The elements may be from one or more element sets, thus allowing a
> > given application to meet its functional requirements by using
> > metadata from several element sets including locally defined sets.
> Nice to see we are not the only ones who have difficulty coming up with
> a definitive description of a profile.  I think it is saying something
> when a "sample" of a profile is given to describe what a profile is.
> Sort of like using a word to describe itself.
> I believe the Wikipedia definition is the most generic and probably the
> most appropriate for our needs here.  (of those listed)

But don't forget the ISO definition that I sent out a few days ago:   "a "harmonised document which identifies a standard or group of standards, together with options and parameters, necessary to accomplish a function or set of functions".


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