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

2008/6/18  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com>:
>> 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".

Which is not much use in our context Rob?
(Not that I understand it anyway in our context)
As I said, as used on this list.
  Not to be part of the TOR of the TC so it doesn't necessarily have
to be called
up from this groups output.


Dave Pawson

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