[occi-wg] Categories and Collections
andre at merzky.net
Thu Oct 7 03:17:53 CDT 2010
Quoting [Gary Mazz] (Oct 07 2010):
> Great work adding tags into the collections.
> Adding tags may be two edged sword. They allow "folksonomy" a path into
> occi, but tags may be used by providers to represent technical aspects
> of their infrastructure. This could be catastrophic for
> interoperability. For example, a provider elects to use tags to
> represent an OS instead of a template. As/if this practice continues, we
> may end up with tags de jour, crippling interoperability and devaluing
> formalized extensions.
> We can minimize the impact by limiting tag usage to informative
> metadata, not impacting resource provisioning or operations. This would
> encourage providers to use extensions and provide a taxonomy for
> extension impacting interoperability.
One should check the use cases if this limitation is practical
Nothing is ever easy.
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