Thanks for your mail. There was an additional supportive comment made:
"That would offer many new options usable when searching such models."
As you can see, the total number of remarks was quite sparse, but perhaps the survey did not do a particularly good job of inviting positive comment.
We focused instead on 'concerns' people may have.
Melanie Courtot wrote:
> Hi Nick,
> Thanks for organizing the survey and forwarding the results. You mention
> that people who voted no provided some comments, was there anything
> provided by people who chose "yes"? I'd be interested to hear arguments
> in favor, either from the survey, or from people on the list.
> I agree with the 2nd comment, maybe providing some sort of mockup of the
> envisioned hierarchy would help - or is there some doc available I missed?
> On 11-Jan-11, at 5:03 AM, Nick Juty wrote:
>> Dear SBO users,
>> We write to feedback to you the results of a recent SBO survey,
>> dealing with the appropriateness of incorporating a new 'metadata'
>> branch into the
>> ontology. The problems were raised originally at the COMBINE meeting
>> in Edinburgh, 2010
>> and a call for community input was made to various discussion lists
>> (http://sbml.org/Forums/index.php?t=tree&goto=6554&rid=0). This survey
>> is now
>> closed; Of the 12 respondents, 10 were in favor of introducing a
>> metadata branch. Relevant comments from the people that voted 'no':
>> "I believe that it would be more beneficial to outsource that
>> information. The physical location of the terms doesn't impact the
>> usage made of them -
>> several resources rely on iao, skos and/or dublin core for example,
>> and outsourcing them would keep SBO focused on its own scope."
>> "I think you need to explain a bit more about this issue. For example,
>> what is a metadata branch? Until I know I have to vote no."
>> We strongly encourage those with concerns, on this or any SBO related
>> matter, to please raise them on this list. SBO is developed as a
>> collaboration, and your opinions, questions and concerns are paramount
>> in this process, and your voices are *always* heard.
>> Thank you to those that participated in this survey. For those that
>> did not, you will have another opportunity soon!
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